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Officials revise death toll in Italy, down to 241

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Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 08:27:05-04
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Civil protection officials have revised down the death toll from the earthquake in central Italy to 241 after one of the hard-hit areas adjusted its figures.
 
Operations chief Immacolata Postiglione said the toll was lowered from the 247 she had reported earlier Thursday due to a revision from the area of Arquata in Le Marche region.
 
The vast majority of the victims, 195, are from Amatrice and Accumuli in the Lazio region closer to Rome.
 
She stressed that the number remains provisional and that the search continues.