A full 17 hours after an earthquake shook central Italy on Wednesday, firefighters rescued a 10-year-old girl from the rubble of fallen buildings.
Rescue workers in the town of Pescara del Tronto, about 100 miles northeast of Rome, saw the girl’s legs and removed pieces of rubble to pull her out.
“You can hear something under here. Quiet, quiet,” one rescue worker said, according to the Associated Press. He then urged her on, saying: “Come on, Giulia, come on, Giulia.”
Pescara del Tronto was one of the three towns hardest hit by the quake. Authorities say the disaster killed at least 247 people, according to ABC News, while rescue workers continued to search for survivors on Thursday.