The earthquake hit San Giuliano di Puglia, a hilltop town in southern Italian region of Molise, at 11:32 on 31 October 2002. At the time, there were 58 pupils in the local elementary school. Twenty-seven of them and a teacher died. People across the country were deeply shocked by the tragedy. One of them was Gian Paolo Cimellaro, a student of engineering in Rome. The dramatic events prompted him to study earthquakes engineering.
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