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Quake pensioner rescued from bed

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from her home in Tempera, Italy days after the earthquake struck.

Maria D'Antuono had remained in bed amidst rubble after the quake hit early on Monday and told reporters she had spent the time knitting.

Fire crew used an extended ladder to reach the elderly woman who was lifted through a window before being lowered to the ground.

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