Children rescued after earthquake

MILAN (AP) — Firefighters in Italy freed a 7-month-old baby and his older brother from rubble early today following a 4.0-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples, and rescuers were working on helping a third brother who remained trapped.

At least one person — an elderly woman who was inside a church that collapsed — was killed in the quake that struck just before 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) Monday. Another 39 were injured and some 2,600 were left homeless.

Video released from the firefighting service showed rescuers passing the baby, who was wearing a white onesie and appearing alert, out of the collapsed structure in hardest-hit Casamicciola at around 4 a.m. The news agency ANSA said cries of joy went up in the crowd and the boys’ mother ran to take him.

One of the baby’s brothers was rescued some seven hours later, and quickly loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance.