‘She’s alive!’: Dramatic moment a ten-year-old girl is pulled from the rubble after 17 HOURS trapped upside down in Italian debris of earthquake that killed 241 people and ‘wiped towns off the map’

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Paul Martin

Child was hauled to safety by rescuers who shouted ‘she’s alive’ as they carried her from the ruins
Rescue happened in the devastated town of Pescara del Tronto after girl had been trapped for 17 hours
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Norcia in Umbria, central Italy, at around 3.30am local time
159 dead including 8-month-old baby, his brother, nine, and their parents, who were buried in their sleep
The hardest-hit towns were reported as Amatrice and Accumoli – some areas are completely cut off
In the town of Pescara del Tronto, the bodies of the dead were laid out in a children’s play park

By JULIAN ROBINSON
DailyMail.com
25 August 2016

This is the dramatic moment a ten-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble after spending 17 hours trapped upside down in debris from the Italian earthquake.

The child was hauled to safety by rescuers who shouted ‘she’s alive’ as they carried her from the ruins of a building in the devastated central Italian town of Pescara del Tronto.

Footage shows just the dust-covered legs of the youngster as emergency crews tried desperately to free her from the rubble.

It was a brief moment of joy on a day in which at least 159 people were killed in the region following a 6.2-magnitude quake in the early hours of the morning.

She had spent about 17 hours wedged in a collapsed building in what was once a picturesque hamlet.

The frantic search for survivors of the Italian earthquake was continuing tonight as witnesses likened the hellish scenes to ‘Dante’s inferno’ – and shocking pictures showed how four towns were almost wiped off the map.

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