Rescue crews labored through the night to find the unknowable number of people still buried under the rubble of Wednesday's 6.2-magnitude earthquake in central Italy, which has already been blamed for killing at least 247 people and injuring hundreds upon hundreds of others.
Fellow rescuers and onlookers clapped and cheered as a crew pulled a young child from the rubble alive in Amatrice, one of the worst-hit communities, the newspaper La Repubblica reported.
"Piano, piano, piano, piano," a woman could be heard ordering — "gently, gently, gently, gently" — as the child, whose face was obscured to protect his or her privacy, was hurried away on a stretcher in video of the rescue posted by the newspaper.
In the damaged town of Pescara del Tronto, a 10-year-old girl was also pulled alive from the rubble.
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