Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia.
The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT) on Tuesday.
The youngest brother, a seven-month-old baby, was rescued at around 04:00, several hours after the 4.0 magnitude tremor struck.
His eight-year-old sibling was pulled free mid-morning.
At least two women died and 39 people were injured in the quake.
It struck at 20:57, at a depth of around 5km (3 miles), just north of the Casamicciola commune.
Ischia, off the coast of Naples, has a population of about 50,000 and is hugely popular with tourists, many of whom were out in bars and restaurants when the shaking started.
Boy rescued from collapsed building in Ischia on 22 August 2017Image copyrightAFP
Image captionThe middle brother was rescued mid-morning
"A horrible experience, everything was shaking, plunged into darkness, houses were collapsing... a nightmare," one person wrote on Twitter.
Another said: "I was on the couch watching TV. Blackout, shaking, something fell on my head. I scream, my mother grabs me and we ran outside."
Hotels and homes were among a number of buildings damaged. One elderly woman was reportedly killed by debris falling from a church, while another body was found in the rubble of another collapsed building.
At least 1,500 people have been left homeless, Il Messagero reports.
Aerial view of damage on Ischia, 22 August 2017Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionSome buildings completely collapsed in the earthquake
There were huge cheers when the baby, named locally as Pasquale, was pulled from the rubble of his family home in the early hours. His mother and father, and another woman, managed to escape earlier and raise the alarm.
Rescuers continued to work into the morning to reach Pasquale's other brothers, Mattias, 8, and Ciro, 11, who had hidden under a bed and were able to receive water.
"There was silence for a while, they were tired. Then they began speaking again and we drew comfort from that," said Luca Cari, a firefighter spokesman.
Cheers again erupted when a dusty Mattias was freed.
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