Magnitude 3.6 event near Naples said to have injured at least 20 people and caused a church and other buildings to collapse

An earthquake measuring magnitude 3.6 has hit the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples, killing at least one person and injuring 20 others as several buildings collapsed.

Residents and tourists on the island, which is crowded at the height of the summer season, ran out on to the streets from homes and hospitals. News reports suggested the hardest-hit area was Casamicciola on the northern part of the island.

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