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Aftershocks slow Italy quake rescue efforts

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>> Another moment of fear in the Italian mountains.
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powerful aftershock rattling the town of Amatrice, already devastated by Wednesday's earthquake. Rescue workers taking cover as damaged buildings tottered. Just one of many fresh jolts, some almost as bad as the original quake. No fresh casualties as a result of the aftershocks, but the death toll keeps mounting.
00:00:28
On Friday morning, it was put at 267, and that number is expected to rise. Just bodies being recovered now, not survivors, and anger is starting to mount. Many are asking why this region, which has a history of major earthquakes, wasn't better prepared. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promising a full review.
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> Just as the pain we feel today is strong, so too is the pride of a nation that can react in this way to a state of emergency. But that is not enough and we must think beyond the state of emergency. There is a need for bigger plan and we will come up with that together.
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>> Renzi declaring a state of emergency Thursday evening. That helps free up 50 million euros for rebuilding efforts. He also launched a new initiative to tackle shoddy construction standards and vowed to provide better help for victims than in the past. Some 8,000 people who fled their homes after a big quake in 2009 still living in temporary accommodation.
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Renzi says the people of Amatriche will get much swifter help.