Italian boy rescues brother during Ischia earthquake


The little boy used a broom handle to help rescuers pinpoint where he and his brother were trapped.

The following article, written by Ella Ide, appears on ABS-CBN News

Hero boy saved little brother when Italy quake struck

Eleven-year-old Ciro, the last child to be pulled from the rubble on the Italian island of Ischia Tuesday, saved his little brother’s life when the deadly earthquake struck, rescue workers said.

Firefighters had to dig with their bare hands to reach the youngster, who had been buried along with his seven-year old brother Mattias and seven-month old half-brother Pasquale.

“It was Ciro who saved Mattias,” said policeman Andrea Gentile. “He dragged him and pushed him under the bed with him, a gesture that without a doubt saved both their lives.

“Then with a broom handle he banged on the rubble so the rescuers could hear him,” he explained. Continue reading at ABS-CBN News.

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