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THE SICILY EARTHQUAKE.

BBPETITION OF MESSINA,

.'■.'■ ' Bomb, May 10. An earthquake severeiy damaged icireale

and neighbouring villages in Sicily. > Dootors, nursas and tents have Jbeen sent to succour the homeless. "•■ Thirty : people were killed and twelve others injured were released from the debris. Many small villages were striken during the night. ■'.-. ' . X ; It is expeoted that the casualities will be doubled. At Santa Caterina hundreds of houaea were' destroyed. Churohes collapsed everywhere. Mt Etna is becoming moro active. Bomb. May'lo.Tremore have been felt in the vicinity of Mt. Etna for the past fortnight with severe shocks, on Thursday reaching the maximum. On Friday evening they equalled in intensity those which destroyed Messina. There are many hundreds of dead and at least a thousand injured, in Catania there are no fatalities, but muoh damage. At Aoireale forty bodies have been recovered. In the village of Linera, which is completely destroyed, one hundred persons are dt'H en° tombed in debris.

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THE SICILY EARTHQUAKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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THE SICILY EARTHQUAKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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