Italy: 10-year-old girl pulled alive from earthquake rubble after 17 hours

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10-year-old girl pulled out alive after the deadly earthquake in Italy

The video of a 10-year-old girl, who was saved after the destructive earthquake in Italy, has gone viral on the social media world and will indeed touch your heart.

It was about 24 hours after the devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the central part of the country. The rescue workers looked for people who needed help in the debris in Pescara del Tronto and they found the legs of this girl.

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In the video, one of the firefighter says: “You can hear something under here. Quiet, quiet,” as he removes the debris and dirt with his bare hands.

The girl, who has been identified by her first name in the local media, can be seen all covered in dust. The 10-year-old appears to be in a state of shock after being discovered alive, followed by the spine-chilling experience she had under the debris for over 17 hours.

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You can hear the firefighters saying: “Come on, Giulia, come on, Giulia. … Watch your head,” as they carefully pull her out of the rubble. The people around rejoice with cheers and applaud as she was pulled out by the firefighters.

Two women in happiness ran up the street yelling, “She’s alive!”

According the Chief firefighter Danilo Dioesei, the girl was pulled out alive, safe and sound, and was taken to the nearby hospital for medical treatment. He didn’t reveal the condition of the girl to the media.

The area, Pescara del Tronto is 160 kilometers northeast of the capital, Rome. It is one the three towns that are badly affected by the earthquake. According to the Civil Protection of Italy, the death toll was 247 but the number of missing persons is still uncertain because a lot of people were in the area for spending final days of summer holidays.

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