Rescue workers using bare hands and buckets searched frantically for students believed buried in a wrecked dormitory after Italy's
deadliest quake in nearly three decades struck this medieval city
before dawn Monday, killing more than 150 people, injuring 1,500 and
leaving tens of thousands homeless. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake
buckled both ancient and modern buildings in and around L'Aquila, snuggled in a valley surrounded by the snowcapped Apennines' tallest peaks.