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Italy grieves as state funeral held for quake victims

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>> A state funeral for 35 victims of the earthquake that's laid ruin to Central Italy, the country in a national day of mourning Saturday as the death toll approaches 300.>> Ariana, Fernando.>> Victims' names are read aloud. Their family members sitting alongside the rows of coffins. Hundreds more gathering to pay their respects.
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Among them, President Sergio Mattarella and Premier Matteo Renzi. Rescuers continue to search the mounds of rubble in the worst-hit town, Amatrice. But just bodies are now being found, no survivors. Aftershocks continue to hamper efforts. Reuter's Steve Shera in Italy says people are also trying to recover personal items from what remains of their homes.
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>> When they go to recover their things, money even, they have to go in very quickly and come back out. We saw them loading trash bags full of clothes and things like that. People are just trying to take the first steps after this terrible earthquake that took away their homes and some of their loved ones.
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>> And while the country grieves, many are asking why this mountainous region wasn't better prepared. Magistrates investigating the collapse of several buildings, the Prime Minister promising a full review, and freeing up 50 million euros for the rebuild.