Meet the 98yr-old Italy quake survivor who knitted her way to survival

April 9th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 9 (ANI): A 98-year-old women had a unique surviving strategy after she was captured in the rubble caused by the L’Aquila earthquake in Italy-busying herself in knitting.

When rescue workers reached Maria D’Antuono, she revealed that in the 30 hours of being trapped in the rubble, she resorted to knitting to keep herself busy and stay alive.

D’Antuono was buried under her bed when her stone home collapsed during the quake in the village of Tempera.

However, the elderly women had a strong will to stay alive, and thus spent hours “doing crochet”.

Officials said that she was in a good condition.

Meanwhile, the death toll for the quake reached a staggering 260.

According to reports, 28,000 people have been left homeless by the quake that struck on April 6. (ANI)

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