Italy Death Toll Continues to Rise

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Rescuers in Italy removed the last three bodies from a collapsed dormitory in L'Aquila, Italy on Thursday.

These confirmed deaths raise the number who perished in the quake to at least 275.

There is some good news. A 98-year-old woman was rescued after being trapped for two days.

Still, strong aftershocks continue to rock the region and authorities are urging people not to sleep in their homes.

Authorities report that almost 18,000 people are living in tent camps.

CBN's Operation Blessing is on the scene providing tents, sleeping bags, food and water for the victims. Volunteers from local churches are helping the ministry distribute the goods.

Operation Blessing's Guy Sottile says the relief work is giving people a visible demonstration of God's love.

"Nights are cold and nights are long," he told CBN News. "Nights are very isolated here. What a wonderful opportunity for Operation Blessing to provide all these sleeping bags for the people, so that they can be comforted during the long nights and feel that someone is caring about them."

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