Survivors of the earthquake in central Italy - which struck a year ago - are to hold a candle-lit procession to remember the 299 people who died. But there is also anger in the region around the town of Amatrice over delays in reconstruction.
A year after the deadly earthquake, popular committees have done their best to pressure authorities on reconstruction efforts. But the process continues to fall short of survivors' dreams for their homeland.
The Italian president visited the village of Amatrice, where the largest number of people died in Wednesday's earthquake. He was also to attend a memorial service with Prime Minister Renzi to honor the 290 people killed.
Three earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 5.0 have hit an already quake-damaged mountain region in central Italy. Tremors could reportedly also be felt in Rome more than 100 kilometers away.
The earthquake has wiped out villages in Italy's Abruzzo region. Rescuers are still looking for survivors. Sometimes there is a strange hush over the disaster site. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Amatrice.
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