Italy earthquake leads to open-air mortuaries, rescue teams running out of body bags, people forced to sleep in the streets – as looting spreads through the destroyed towns

ITALIAN rescuers are battling to save survivors of yesterday’s earthquake – but are running out of bodybags as the victim count continues to rise.

Locals in central Italy’s mountainous regions faced their first night out in the open after several villages were all but destroyed.

At least 247 have been killed with many hundreds more injured – and authorities confirmed they are struggling to deal with the numbers of dead.

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