5.8 quake in northern Italy, 16 workers dead
The magnitude 5.8 earth-quake hit the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy on 29 May damaging buildings and causing panic among residents still living in tents after the earthquake destroyed their homes on 20 May. According to the U.S. Geological Survey,the quake struck just after 9.00 a.m. local time was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the city of Bologna.
Two immigrants and an Italian engineer at the small machinery company were among those 16 people killed in the second deadly quake in nine days. Government troops have been sent to the affected areas. The region, Emilia Romagna is one of the Italy's more productive regions, agriculturally and industrially.