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Three brothers pulled from Italian quake rubble

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 01:47

Three young brothers have been saved by emergency services after being trapped by a magnitude four earthquake that struck the Italian island of Ischia. Jacob Greaves reports.

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A miraculous escape and the making of one memorable family reunion. The cheers coming from fire crews as the last of three brothers is pulled from the rubble They'd survived hours trapped below, after an earthquake hit the Italian island of Ischia on Monday night. This the eldest of the siblings. Fire crews found his younger brothers earlier, baby Pasqual emerged in just his nappy. But not everyone has been spared. At least two people have been killed and 25 injured in the magnitude-4 quake. And there are still some people unaccounted for. Drone footage shows the extent of the damage.' Buildings and a church collapsed on the tourist-packed island off the coast of Naples just before 9pm local time. Residents and tourists ran out on to the streets from homes and hotels. Working hard overnight emergency services had some moments of solace. Here pulling a dust-covered man to safety in the town of Casamicciola. But there's also been tales of loss. One woman died when she was hit by falling masonry. It could have been much worse. The island has a population that swells to around 200,000 in peak summer months. Most of the damage occurred in the higher areas of the volcanic island, away from the coast. Helicopters and a ferry boat have brought in extra rescue workers from the mainland. The quake hit a few days before the first anniversary of a major quake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy, most of them in the town of Amatrice.

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Three brothers pulled from Italian quake rubble

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 01:47