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Italy earthquake: 10yo girl pulled alive from Pescara del Tronto rubble 17 hours after disaster.

A 10-year-old girl has been pulled alive from the rubble in Pescara del Tronto, 17 hours after an earthquake rocked central Italy.

Video of the rescue shows firefighters looking through the debris and finding the legs of the girl, named as Giulia, then carefully removing the rubble to pull her free.

Cheers and applause go up as she is carried away by a firefighter.

Pescara del Tronto is about 160 kilometres north-east of Rome and is one of the three towns hardest hit by yesterday’s quake.

The earthquake’s death toll stands at 159, but the number of dead and missing is uncertain, given the thousands of holidaymakers in the area for summer’s final days.

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