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Infant rescued from wreckage after deadly quake in Italy

Sun Online Desk     23rd August, 2017 12:04:25 printer

Infant rescued from wreckage after deadly quake in Italy

 

Firefighters rescued an infant from the wreckage of a collapsed building in Italy on Tuesday after a 4.0-magnitude quake ripped through the resort island of Ischia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others.

 

The 7-month-old boy — along with his older brother and parents — were rescued early Tuesday, several hours after the earthquake struck the island.

 

Emergency officials were still working to save a third child, a young boy, who was still trapped under the home’s wreckage as of early Tuesday, Sky TG24 reported.

 

Sky TG24 said the boy was trapped under a bed but was able to communicate with rescue workers through the rubble.

 

Ischia, off the coast of Naples, has a population of about 50,000.

 

The earthquake knocked over multiple structures in the small communities of Casamicciola and Lacco Ameno.

 

An elderly woman was reportedly killed by debris falling from a church, and authorities found the body of another woman in the rubble of a collapsed building nearby. Authorities said at least 39 other people were injured.

 

Civil Protection Department officials told Sky TG24 that about 2,600 people could be displaced as a result of the quake.

 

Source: AP

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