Italy quake: 98-year-old woman rescued after 30 hours

April 8th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Rome, April 8 (Xinhua) A 98-year-old woman was pulled out alive from the earthquake rubble in Italy’s L’Aquila city after being trapped for 30 hours, Italian media reported.
Maria D’Antuono told ANSA news agency that while trapped under her house, she killed time by “doing crochet”. She is in good condition.

The death toll in Monday’s earthquake, which centred near L’Aquila about 95 km northeast of Rome, has hit 250, a government official was quoted as saying by local media.

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