Clemson students, prof. safe after earthquake in Italy

Aerial view of Amatrice in central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, as it appears after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

AMATRICE, ITALY (AP/WSPA) – Clemson students in the architecture program at the Clemson Villa in Genoa, and a professor in Italy, are safe after the earthquake that rattled Rome and Central Italy, according to Wanda Johnson at Clemson.

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.

Location of Clemson students in relation to earthquakes
Location of Clemson students in relation to earthquakes

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