Baby rescued from rubble on quake-hit Italian resort island

2017-08-22 13:45
People disembark in the harbour of Pozzuoli, Italy after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the Neapolitan coast. (Cesare Abate, ANSA via AP)

People disembark in the harbour of Pozzuoli, Italy after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the Neapolitan coast. (Cesare Abate, ANSA via AP)

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Milan - Fire-fighters in Italy have freed a 7-month-old baby from the rubble of a house where he had been trapped with his family following a 4.0-magnitude quake on the Italian resort island of Ischia.

At least one person - an elderly woman who was inside a collapsed church - was killed in the quake just before 21:00 (19:00 GMT) on Monday.

Another 39 were injured.

Fire-fighters pulled the baby from the rubble some seven hours after the quake, and are continuing work on rescuing his two brothers.

Sky TG24 said that the two boys, 5 and 7 years old, were given bottles of water early on Tuesday and were responding to rescuers.

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