- Title: Third brother pulled alive from rubble after Ischia quake
- Date: 22nd August 2017
- Summary: ISCHIA, ITALY (AUGUST 22, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AND EMERGENCY SERVICES WALKING PEOPLE RUNNING / EMERGENCY SERVICES RUSHING THE RESCUED MAN ON A STRETCHER AND INTO AN AMBULANCE CROWDS GATHERED NEAR AMBULANCE AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF PEOPLE AND MEDIA WALKING
- Embargoed: 5th September 2017 12:25
- Keywords: earthquake rescue child brother
- Location: ISCHIA, ITALY
- City: ISCHIA, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Ground Accidents/Collisions,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016V8O953
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LIVE-U QUALITY EDIT. A FULL BROADCAST QUALITY EDIT WILL FOLLOW AS 2167-ITALY-QUAKE/BROTHER-UPDATE
Rescuers pulled a third brother from under the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday (August 22) on the Italian Island of Ischia. Ciro is the eldest of three brothers to be rescued after a quake caused at least six buildings to collapse in the town of Casamicciola late on Monday (August 21).
Earlier on Tuesday, emergency workers found a baby boy called Pasquale in the wreckage and pulled him out alive in his nappy seven hours after the shock. There was a hush followed by loud applause.
Fire crews found his brothers Mattia and Ciro, aged seven and 11, stuck under a bed nearby. They kept talking to them and fed water to them through a tube, then managed to pull Mattia free.
By noon (1000 GMT) on Tuesday, emergency crews said they had freed Ciro's legs and were working to release him. "I promised them that after this was all over we would all go get a pizza together," one emergency worker said on Italian television.
The parents were safe because they were in another room.
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