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Onna, The village erased by earthquake. L'Aquila

Onna, the village erased by earthquake. Italy

The small village of Onna was almost completely erased by the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region in Italy on April 6, 2009. 85% of its old buildings collapsed, killing 40. In 1944 Onna already suffered from its tragedy...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
L'Aquila earthquake: the interiors of the houses, fled on a deadly night of six years ago

L'Aquila, ghost city for six years and on. Italy

Red Zone, cordoning off the medieval center of L’Aquila: the wounds inflicted by the lethal earthquake seem slow to heal. The city, fled on a deadly night of six years ago, still remain suspended in time, showing the signs of an abruptly interrupted life.

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini

28 years on Chernobyl’s legacy still poses threat

April 26th, 2014, marks the 28th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion of the 4th reactor at the Chernobyl power plant, the worst nuclear plant accident in history in terms of cost and resulting deaths.

The Rana Plaza Anniversary

Today the relatives of the victims with thousands of people gather at the Rana Plaza' ground zero to commemorate the tragedy that happened one year ago.

Under the Rubble - The Rana Plaza Collapse

Updated - The Rana Plaza garment-factory disaster, considered as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. Savra, Bangladesh