13:01 Aug. 26, 2016
Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged €50m (£42m) in funds for rebuilding.
At least 268 people are now known to have died and 400 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night.
However, hundreds of aftershocks have hampered the efforts of the 5,000 rescuers.
Another magnitude-4.7 tremor struck early on Friday, August 26.
In addition to the funds, Mr Renzi cancelled taxes for residents and announced a new initiative, "Italian Homes", to tackle criticism over shoddy construction.
But he also said that it was "absurd" to think that Italy could build completely quake-proof buildings. Full story