Quake collapses buildings on Italian tourist island, killing at least one

Quake collapses buildings on Italian tourist island, killing at least one

Rescuers on the Italian holiday island of Ischia pulled the last trapped child from rubble on Tuesday after a magnitude-4.0 quake toppled buildings and left two people dead.

An infant and a 7-year-old boy were among those trapped in the rubble, police said.

La Repubblica newspaper quoted Borrelli as saying emergency workers were trying to reach the baby boy's two brothers, who had been given water.

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Tourists and residents on the island off the coast of Naples ran out on to the narrow streets from their homes and hotels, with many leaving the island.

The quake knocked over multiple structures in the small communes of Casamicciola and Lacco Ameno.

At least two people were killed when a 4.0 magnitude natural disaster hit the southern island of Ischia at around 9pm on Monday night. According to the latest data, at least two people were killed and 39 were injured.

Buildings have collapsed around the island after the quake.

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At least one person - an elderly woman who was inside a collapsed church - was killed in the quake just before 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) Monday.

The damage in Ischia focused attention on two recurring themes in quake-prone Italy: seismically outdated old buildings and illegal new construction with shoddy materials.

More rescue workers were brought in from the mainland to help in the search for survivors. But the U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 4.3, while the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center had it at 4.5.

The natural disaster rattled the Italian resort island at the peak of tourist season the evening of August 21, killing at least two people and trapping others under collapsed homes.

People view damage and rubble after an natural disaster hit Ischia, killing two people and injuring dozens more.

Civil protection crews - who were already present on the island to fight the recent forest fires - are now examining buildings to assess damage.

The church was rebuilt after it, like most of Casamicciola, was destroyed by an quake that killed about 2,000 people in 1883.

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