Quake strikes Italian island of Ischia, killing at least one

Residents react as an earthquake hits Naples in Italy

Twitter Residents react as an earthquake hits Naples in Italy

One person has reportedly been killed and at least 20 injured after an natural disaster hit the Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, collapsing of several buildings.

One woman has died on the southern Italian resort island of Ischia following a 3.6-magnitude natural disaster.

The quake was measured as being magnitude 4.3 by the US Geological Survey, at a depth of 10km.

There are also reports of panic among the thousands of tourists who are on the historic island.

Television images showed that about six buildings in the town as well as a church had collapsed in the quake, which hit just before 9pm on Monday, just as many people were having dinner.

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Residents and tourists on the island, which is crowded at the height of the summer season, ran out on to the streets from homes and hospitals.

He said one woman was killed and seven people are unaccounted for, and the Rizzoli Hospital has been evacuated, except for patients on respirators. Roberto Allocca, a doctor from a local hospital, told Sky TG24 television that at least 20 people were being treated for minor injuries at a makeshift emergency room set up on the hospital grounds.

Civil protection squad were already on the island because of previous bush fires and more units are on their way from the mainland.

Italian publication ANSA reported a woman had died following the building and several people remain missing, while others are injured.

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