7-month-old baby pulled alive from rubble of Italian earthquake
A small baby was rescued alive from the rubble of an earthquake in Italy in the early hours of this morning.
The quake, registering 4.0 on the Richter scale, struck the island of Ischia at around 9pm local time yesterday evening.
Two people have been confirmed dead in the incident while rescue attempts are ongoing.
A seven-month-old baby boy was one of a number of people pulled alive from the rubble early this morning.
Covered in dust, firefighters were seen covering his mouth with an oxygen mask in what the Naples Fire Department called a 'miraculous' rescue.
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One of the baby boy's brothers, a boy called Mattias, has also been pulled alive from the wreckage in the last hour, according to Italian publication The Local.
Rescuers are now attempting to free their other brother Ciro.
The two brothers were reportedly trapped under a bed.
A number of people are still missing while 39 are injured, reports The BBC.
The quake, felt most in the towns of Casamicciola and Lacco Ameno, caused a number of buildings on the popular tourist island to collapse.