Italy earthquake

While the world mourns the death of people at Amatrice, Rome, after they were hit with a 6.2 earthquakes last week, satirical magazine in France had seen the disaster as comic for their new magazine, and had depicted the victims caught under the rubble as pasta dishes.


The magazine has come under fire as it mock the town of Amatrice, home of spaghetti all'amatriciana,  a dish with ingredients including tomato sauce, and guanciale ham.

According to the new cover, the magazine shows 2 men standing next to a  pile of rubble from which feet can be seen. Each of the standing figures has been named after a pasta dish.The bandaged man is shown under the words penne tomato sauce, a woman with burns is depicted as penne gratin, and bodies lying beneath layers of rubble as lasagne all beneath the heading "Earthquake Italian style".

On the same page of the vignette, a caption reads: “It is not known whether the earthquake shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before striking.”

The satirical magazine came into limelight after an attack at their Paris office where 12 members of the company were shot dead by two brothers, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi after they mocked Prophet Muhammed.

The latest cartoon had sparked outrage among people that had seen it, calling their recent drawing tasteless and unfair.


Twenty people are believed to have been killed in an earthquake that hit Central Italy this morning. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Amatrice, and half of the city is gone due to the impact of the disaster.

The quake hit the town around  03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) northeast of Rome, at a shallow depth of 10km, and at the time of writing, 21 people including children have reported to have died and many other missing.


The mayor of Accumoli,Stefano Petrucci said;

   Now that daylight has come, we see that the situation is even more dreadful than we feared, with buildings collapsed, people trapped under the rubble and no sound of life. One person was pulled out of the rubble during the night,Then there is a family of four under a collapsed house and sadly there are two small children among them

The earthquake also caused damage to surrounding regions - Umbria, Lazio and Marche.

The damage was severe because the epicentre was at a relatively shallow 4 km below the surface of the earth.