Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued.

Tourists and residents on the island off the coast of Naples ran out onto the narrow streets after the quake wrecked a church and several buildings. Fearing aftershocks, many decided to leave the island early.

Rescuers found a baby boy called Pasquale in the wreckage and pulled him out alive in his nappy early on Tuesday, seven hours after the shock. There was a hush followed by loud applause.

Fire crews found his brothers Mattia and Ciro, aged seven and 11, stuck under a bed nearby. They kept talking to them and fed water to them through a tube.

“I promised them that after this was all over we would all go get a pizza together,” one emergency worker said on Italian television.

They freed Mattia late on Tuesday morning and later extracted Ciro more than 16 hours after the quake hit. The parents were safe because they were in another room. (Reuters)

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Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Italian emergency workers evacuate on a stretcher a boy who was was trapped by rubble, in Casamicciola Terme, on the Italian island of Ischia, on August 22, 2017, after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight. (Photo: Marco Cantile/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Firefighters and rescuers pull out a boy, Mattias, from the collapsed building in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, a day after a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Italian Carabinieri, HO/ANSA via AP)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescuers dig through the rubble during a search for two missing children on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a child after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Antonio Dilaurenzo/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A damaged house is seen after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A man sits on a bucket as others look on near a wracked building after 4.0-magnitude richter scale earthquake hit Ischia Island’s Casamicciola Terme of Naples, Italy on Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Alessio Paduano/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Firefighters take a rest after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A religious statue slumps to the side after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescuers dig through the rubble during a search for two missing children on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A person stands in front of a damaged house after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescuers dig through the rubble during a search for two missing children on Aon Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A damaged house is seen after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

People walk near an house destroyed in the earthquake in one of the more heavily damaged areas on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Marco Cantile/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A rescue worker inspects with a dog the damaged area after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescuers team walk near a house, destroyed in the earthquake in one of the more heavily damaged areas on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Marco Cantile/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescuers teams walk near a damaged building in one of the more heavily damaged areas on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Marco Cantile/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A house, destroyed in the earthquake, is seen in one of the more heavily damaged areas on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Marco Cantile/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

People leave Casamicciola, the area most affected by the earthquake, on Aug. 22, 2017 in Casamicciola Terme, Italy. (Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Collapsed houses are seen after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

People gather and wait in a street, early morning in Ischia, on Aug. 22, 2017, after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight. (Photo: Eliano Imperato/AFP/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Tourists board a ferry early morning in Ischia, on Aug. 22, 2017, after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight. (Photo: Eliano Imperato/AFP/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Residents of Ischia Island those affected by the earthquake in Casamicciola Terme, spend the night outside as a precaution, after 4.0-magnitude richter scale earthquake hit Ischia Island of Naples, Italy on Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Alessio Paduano/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

Rescue workers check a collapsed house after an earthquake hits the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)

Earthquake hits Italian resort island of Ischia

A damaged house is seen after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Ciro De Luca/Reuters)