Italy to bury quake dead

L'AQUILA - Italy prepared yesterday to begin burying some of the 250 people killed in medieval towns flattened by a quake, while rescuers, hampered by aftershocks, hunted for people buried alive in the rubble.

L'AQUILA - Italy prepared yesterday to begin burying some of the 250 people killed in medieval towns flattened by a quake, while rescuers, hampered by aftershocks, hunted for people buried alive in the rubble.

About 17000 people were made homeless by the quake. A mass state funeral and a national day of mourning are expected to be held today. - Reuters

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