Girl, 10 pulled off the rubble after 17 hr in Italian earthquake

Rome: A 10-year-old girl was saved from the rubble after being trapped for 17 hours upside down in debris from deadly earthquake in the town of Pescara del Tronto in Italy.

The rescue team continued their search round the clock in a desperate bid to find survivors.

One of the rescuer is heard saying: “You can hear something under here. Quiet, quiet.”

Another rescuer shouts into the darkness: “Come on, Giulia, come on, Giulia. … Watch your head.”

Their was a heartfelt applause and shouts from the onlooking crowd. The girl did not appear to have suffered serious injuries.

The 6.2 magnitude quake struck in the middle of night trapping at least 159 people in their homes as they slept.

The quake flattened the towns and villages of Accumoli, Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto and Arquata del Tronto.