(BBC) — An earthquake in northern Italy has killed at least seven people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns, local officials say.
The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the middle of the night, about 35km (22 miles) north of the city of Bologna.
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The tremor caused "significant damage to the cultural heritage" of Emilia Romagna region, the government said.
Later on Sunday, a magnitude-5.1 aftershock hit the region, causing more buildings to collapse.