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Tanzanian Community in Rome, Via GIUSEPPE DI VITTORIO 9, 00067 MORLUPO, Rome, Italy -- Sasa Mnaweza kuweka Michango yenu ya mwezi kwenye account ya Jumuiya: Banki ya Posta:Associazione dei Tanzaniani a Roma Acc. Number 000007564174 Codice Fiscale: 97600810580 ---

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TANZANIAN COMMUNITY IN ROME (TZ-RM,) is a community that unites TANZANIANS living in Rome and those living outside of Rome who have read, understood and accepted the content of its Constitution and hence becoming part of the community's family. Tanzanian Community in Rome is a fruit of the well designed ideas, approved by all community members at the Community's First General Meeting held on the 30th January, 2010. It is a non-political, non-religious, non-ethnical and non-gender based kind of organization. It is a community that democratically, accepts and respects different ideas from all its members without any sort of segregation.
Tanzanian Community in Rome counts alot on members monthly contributions in order to keep the community alive.But all in all, it appreciates any sort of contribution from anyone.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

EARTHQUAKE WITH MAGNITUDE 6.0 HIT NORTHERN ITALY





Early this morning earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.0 hit the northern part of Italy causing large cracks rippled through apartment blocks in dozens of small towns, leaving scores homeless.
Three men working the night shift in two different factories on the outskirts of the small town of Sant’Agostino died when the buildings in which they were working collapsed. Another one was killed outside of Bondeno. Italy’s National Civil Protection Agency said in a note that a woman had died of causes resulting from the shock of the quake.”
The civil protection agency also said that at least 3,000 people were left homeless, the news service ANSA reported. Many areas of Italy are considered to be at high risk for earthquakes.
A quake in 1976 killed nearly a thousand people in Friuli Venezia Giulia, and almost 3,000 died in the Campania earthquake of 1980.
Three years ago, an earthquake in the area of L’Aquila, in central Italy, killed more than 300 people. While rebuilding has advanced in many villages in the region, the historic center of L’Aquila itself remains a ghost town and there has been public outcry over delays in reconstruction there.
But in Emilia Romagna, seismic events of this kind have been more rare. Mr. Gregori said that the last quake of this magnitude in the area was in the 14th century. “For man, seven centuries are a lot, for nature it is nothing,” he said.
Other geophysicists cited an earthquake that severely damaged Ferrara in 1570 as another precedent.

On Sunday afternoon, another tremor initially measured at a magnitude of 5.1 by the U.S.G.S., caused further havoc, felling other structures, and hampering the work of rescue teams.
Areas in some of the hardest-hit towns, scattered across a vast swath of Italy’s agricultural heartland, were cordoned off while officials expressed concern about the stability of some historic buildings.
After an initial survey of the area’s culturally relevant monuments and churches, the Culture Ministry said in a note that the damage had been extensive. Ministry experts were working with civil protection agency officials and firefighters to monitor the situation, and three state museums in Ferrara had been closed, the ministry said.
Engineers and surveyors traveled through the area monitoring roads and bridges, according to Stefano Vaccari, the lawmaker who oversees the civil protection agency for Modena Province. Railway lines, roads and telecommunications had returned to normal, except for one secondary train line, the National Civil Protection Agency said.
Officials said that schools would be closed for several days, and that makeshift camps, able to house many hundreds, would be set up in various towns for those in need of shelter.

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