17 dead in latest killer quake in northern Italy

By The Associated Press

MIRANDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers combing through the rubble of Italy’s latest deadly quake say they have found the bodies of two workers in a collapsed factory, raising the death toll to at least 17.

The rescuers in the northern town of Mendolla told an Associated Press photographer on the scene that the two lifeless bodies have not been removed yet.

Earlier Tuesday, the body of another worker was found in the factory’s wreckage and rescuers are still searching for a missing person.

Some 200 people were injured and thousands left homeless in Italy’s second fatal quake in nine days in the agricultural and industrial area north of Bologna.