Wow — WHAT a beautiful moment! In a dramatic and emotional rescue mission following the horrific earthquake that destroyed parts of Italy, a 10-year-old girl was miraculously saved from a large pile of rubble — after being trapped for 17 hours! Watch the incredibly joyful moment unfold here.
Amidst all the tragic death and destruction caused by the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Italy on Aug. 23, a 10-year-old girl named Giulia was miraculously rescued — alive — from the ruins! Rescue workers raced to find survivors — especially kids who reportedly could be heard screaming — beneath the crumbled buildings in the town of Pescara del Tronto. That’s when Giulia’s body was spotted among the wreckage.
VIDEO: A man and a girl are pulled from earthquake rubble in Amatrice, Italy. https://t.co/6JVqPxxISN
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2016
It took 17 hours and several firefighters to save her, but the child was eventually pulled from the rubble on Aug. 25 — and what a joyful moment it was! Lucky for us, her super emotional rescue was captured on camera and aired on Sky TG24 Italia.
In the clip, a brave firefighter can be seen moving away debris with the help from search team members and other men before the group identifies a foot within the destruction. Soon the group see a leg, and then another leg, and a man can be heard calling out her name.
“You can hear something under here. Quiet, quiet,” one rescue worker said, according to The Associated Press, before urging her: “Come on, Giulia, come on, Giulia.” Her last name has not been released and the extent of her injuries, if any, is unknown. Eventually a firefighter gently pulled the youngster from the gray wreckage. SO incredible!
This tearful, happy moment is quite a refreshing change of pace from much of the other news we’ve seen lately surrounding this horrific natural disaster. After all, while Giulia was uncovered alive, many other children and people have not been so lucky.
In fact, so far over 240 people have been killed and over 360 injured in central Italy, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department as reported by CNN.
Our thoughts are with all of those effected by this devastating natural disaster. HollywoodLifers, share your thoughts for the victims of the Italian earthquake in the comments.