Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is in the city, has promised a "record number of rescuers".
"Nobody has been left on their own," he said, adding that a field hospital was being set up to help local medical services. Earlier, he declared a state of emergency.
A team from the UK (UNITED KINGDOM) has joined the rescue efforts.
I hope that some good work may be done to help our fellow Italian brethren.