Sorrow And Tears As Italian Earthquake Victims Are Laid To Rest. See Photos

Italy’s earthquake survivors, family, friends of Italy consumed by grief have buried the first 35 victims of the earthquake. Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Senate President Pietro Grasso, Lower Chamber President Laura Boldrini and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi also attended the funeral service.

The death toll of the earthquake stands at 291 people as worst-hit town, Amatrice had a total of 230 residents and tourists dead. At least 387 people are in hospital. Italian magistrates have opened investigations into some of the incidents according to the Daily Mail…. ‘What happened cannot just be considered fate,’ said prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva, who is leading the probe. ‘If these buildings had been constructed like they are in Japan then they would not have collapsed,’ he told la Repubblica newspaper.