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Grandmother Pulled From Earthquake Rubble

98-year-old spent her trapped time knitting

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    A 98-year-old grandmother was pulled from her damaged home in central Italy today, after spending two days trapped in the rubble from a deadly earthquake in the region.

    The woman said she stayed in bed knitting after the earthquake hit, despite the rubble that surrounded her.

    98-Year-Old Pulled From Earthquake Rubble

    [CHI] 98-Year-Old Pulled From Earthquake Rubble
    A grandmother was pulled from the rubble of her home two days after an earthquake hit Central Italy, killing over 260 people. (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)

    Firemen used a ladder to reach her. She was lifted through a window and lowered to the ground in a cherry picker.

    Once on her feet, she told journalists that she felt OK and that she passed time with her stitchwork.