2 dead, at least 39 injured in Ischia quake (2)

Rescuers dig out two kids, close to last of three

(ANSA) - Naples, August 22 - Two people were killed and at least 39 injured in a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the popular Bay of Naples island of Ischia Monday night.
    The two dead were women, one buried by plaster in a church and the other engulfed by the ruins of her house.
    Rescuers are digging to find a boy, aged three, in the ruins of a house that collapsed at Casamicciola after his two brothers aged three and seven months were pulled out alive.
    Firefighters weer said to be close to the boy, Ciro, after pulling out Mattias.
    One of the injured is in a serious condition.
    Many tourists have already left the island on specially laid-on ferries.
    Civil Protection chief Angelo Borrelli and fire service chief Bruno Frattasi are on the island.
    The two dead woman have not yet been identified.


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