Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Three brothers rescued alive after Italian earthquake

Three brothers rescued alive after Italian earthquake
Rescue workers have pulled three young brothers from the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia last night.

At least two people were killed and dozens more were injured in the tremor on the island off the coast of Naples.

Six buildings, including a church, in the town of Casamicciola collapsed in the quake, which hit at 8.57pm local time (7.57pm Irish time).

Emergency crews found seven-month-old Pasquale alive in the collapsed building hours after the quake, and his seven and 11-year-old brothers, Mattia and Ciro, stuck under a bed nearby.
They pulled out the baby early this morning and pushed a tube through to get water to the older boys, before managing to pull Mattia free and then Ciro.

  • Magnitude mb 4.3

Date time 2017-08-21 18:57:52.5 UTC
Location 40.78 N ; 13.87 E
Depth 10 km
170 km SE of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,564,000 / local time: 20:57:52.5 2017-08-21
33 km W of Napoli, Italy / pop: 989,000 / local time: 20:57:52.5 2017-08-21
9 km NW of Ischia Porto, Italy / pop: 18,200 / local time: 20:57:52.5 2017-08-21

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