>> Warn of at least scores killed in an earthquake in Italy removed from the rubble. Most people in bed when the quake struck in the early hours, and many now trapped.>>
>> Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promising not to leave anyone. No family, no community, no neighborhood alone. Italy's civil protection agency, calling the quake severe. Dozens of aftershocks hitting in the hours after the initial quake. Italy's no stranger to earthquakes. Last major tremor to strike the country hitting the central city of L'Aquila in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
Reuters reporter Steve Shear is on the scene.>> One man was saved after being under the rubble for more than nine hours. And unfortunately a family of four in the building behind me didn't make it. It's been a dramatic day here, all day long they've been working. This is a mountainous area of Italy.
It's the Apennine mountains in central Italy. A lot of the towns are old. They're made of stone and brick. They collapse easily when there's even a smaller earthquake. And that's what we've seen here today.>> The mayor of the small town of Amatrice told Italian TV half the town is gone.