Firefighters cheered Thursday morning after pulling a 10-year-old girl out of the rubble, alive.
More than 17 hours earlier, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake buried her under a mountain of concrete and steel.
The girl, identified only as Giulia, was wearing her pajamas when the firefighters pulled her from the debris. With a dazed look, she clung to the firefighter who lifted her from the crumpled home.
ABC News reports that rescuers in the town of Pescara del Tronto spotted the girl’s feet.
“You can hear something under here. Quiet, Quiet!” one rescuer said before discovering the girl, according to the Associated Press.
Witnesses were overwhelmed as they watch the dramatic rescue.
“Victory! Victory!” several shouted as the firefighter pulled her to safety.
The quake has killed at least 247 people, injuring hundreds more. Many homes were destroyed, leaving hundreds homeless.