Prince Charles to visit Italian town hit by deadly earthquake

The Prince of Wales will visit an Italian town where more than 200 people died after a devastating earthquake, BBC reports. 

He will tour the old town of Amatrice on Sunday with mayor Sergio Pirozzi who said after the disaster: "The town isn't here any more."

Prince Charles will visit a former school which houses emergency services and reconstruction staff and will lay a wreath at a memorial in the grounds.

The magnitude-6.2 quake struck on 24 August last year, killing 297 people.

Three Britons were among the dead including 14-year-old Marcos Burnett from London, who was on holiday with his parents and sister.

Nearly 4,000 people were also made homeless following the disaster which took place 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome.

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