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Factories collapse as second big quake hits northern Italy

A 5.8 tremor destroyed a number of buildings and killed at least 15 people. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

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Firefighters search the debris of a collapsed factory in Mirandola, northern Italy, after magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck on May 29, 2012.

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Firemen search the collapsed Hemotronix factory in Medolla, Modena district, Italy, on May 29, after a new earthquake struck the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 10 people and burying several others under rubble. All the deaths were in the Modena area.

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An Italian policeman helps a woman and her baby during an aftershock in Mirandola, northern Italy, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people as factories, warehouses and a church collapsed in the same region still struggling to recover from another deadly tremor nine days ago.

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Factory workers grieve and console each other outside the Meta factory where three people died after a building collapsed following an earthquake in San Felice, Modena, Italy, on May 29, 2012.

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A damaged factory building in San Felice on May 29, 2012.

Updated at 10:44 a.m. ET -- Msnbc.com news services report — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook northern Italy on Tuesday - the second in the region in just over a week - killing at least ten people according to Italian news reports.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 9:00 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET), was centered 25 miles northwest of Bologna.

Three of the victims died when a factory collapsed in San Felice sul Panaro in the Emilia Romagna region, Carabinieri police provincial commander Salvatore Iannizzotto said.

Television footage on ITV News showed evacuees from the previous quake peering out of shaking tents in disbelief. Read the full story.

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A volunteer helps people evacuate the Tesoreria Comunale and Marino Palace offices in downtown Milan on May 29, 2012.