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Italy / Earthquakes #508099

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1980
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(Studio) No. found alive today, 5 days after earthquakes in south Italy, reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Naples, Italy) Continuing recovery and rescue efforts in Italy examined; films shown. Italy's poor response to needs of quake victims said illustrated by plight of victims of 1969 and `76 quakes; details given. No. of Italians killed by earthquakes since late 1800s mentioned; prediction of scientists that similar quakes will be experienced in same region every 50 years noted. Recommendation of scientist Roberto Scarpe cited; case of Frederico Corona outlined as example Role of poor construction in destruction discussed; Pompeii shown, mentioned. Survival of Giovanni DeMartino and his determination to continue living in region noted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John

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