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Italy earthquake: Mayor of devasted town tells tourists to stop taking selfies in rubble where 300 died

Sergio Pirozzi says he has resorted to chasing tourists away from disaster sites himself.

The mayor of a town where almost 300 people died in Italy’s devastating earthquake has pleaded with visitors to stop flocking to the area for “disaster tourism”.

Sergio Pirozzi said three quarters of Amatrice “just isn’t there anymore” following the earthquake in August, which generated aftershocks that destroyed historic landmarks six months afterwards.

As the reconstruction and recovery effort continues, tourists have been flocking to the town and taking photos of themselves amid the wreckage.

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