Incredible footage shows the girl’s dust-covered legs poking out of the debris and rescuers frantically freeing her to cheers from a crowd.


A 10-year-old girl has been rescued from the rubble of the Italian earthquake – after being trapped upside down for 17 hours.

A firefighter clutched her tightly to his chest after she was freed from the ruins of a building in the town of Pescara del Tronto.

Crowds had gathered round after one person spotted signs of life under the rubble, saying: “You can hear something under here. Quiet, quiet.”

Footage shows her dust-covered legs poking out of the debris, with cheers breaking out as the pony-tailed youngster was eventually freed.

Jubilant rescuers shouted “she’s alive” as she was carried away.