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Giuseppe Caporale is a journalist of the Italian daily La Repubblica. He is also editorial director of the television group Rete8-Telemare in the Italian region of Abruzzo. In the early morning of 6 April 2009 a strong earthquake struck the town of L’Aquila, the regional capital of Abruzzo. A total of 308 people died, about 1500 were injured (200 seriously) and some 65,000 were left homeless. Giuseppe Caporale was the first journalist on the scene, reporting from the devastated town within an hour of the earthquake. He is the author of L’Aquila non è Kabul. Cronaca di una tragedia annunciata (2009), a personal account of that dreadful night and the events that followed.