16 dead in Italian quake, one lucky woman rescued from rubble after 12 hours

16 dead in Italian quake, one lucky woman rescued from rubble after 12 hours

Rome : Italy | May 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM PDT
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It was another quake that struck Italy and took the lives of 16 – but, one lucky woman was rescued from under the rubble after 12 hours as reported in nzherald.co.nz dated 30th of May 2012.

The incident happened in the Emilia Romanga region.

The woman had entered the building which had been damaged in the earlier quake of 20th of May 2012 to collect some belongings when the second tremor of magnitude 5.8 struck and she got trapped in the rubble.

As per the Geographical Institute of Modena, the quake had struck about 60-Km east of Parma, and panicked residents rushed into the streets in quake-struck cities including Pisa and Venice.

The previous quake of 20th of May had destroyed many historic landmarks like chapels, churches and buildings.

Some of the dead have been identified as of Italian, Moroccan and Indian origin factory workers.

Prime Minister Mario Monti has sent his condolences to the families of the dead.

Those affected by the quake of 20th May are still housed in tents and camps which have been set up in schools, car-parks and open fields.

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