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Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia
13:00, 22 August 2017
Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

At least one person died, 39 injured

13:00, 22 August 2017

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A 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island of Ischia on Monday, August 21, around 19:00 GMT (9 p.m. local time) on Monday, August 21. At least one person - an elderly woman who was inside a collapsed church - was killed in the quake just before 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) Monday. Another 39 were injured, AP reported.  

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

Italian media report a second child has been pulled from the rubble on the Ischia some 14 hours after a 4.0-magnitude quake toppled buildings.

The seven-month-old boy was rescued from a family home that collapsed, to cheers from the emergency workers.

The father and two women, one of whom is pregnant, were also saved from the rubble.

Related: Earthquake, tsunami near Turkish coast

Now rescuers are trying to reach the baby's two brothers. They have been given water by the emergency workers, local media reported.

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