Italian firefighters rescue cat in quake-devastated central Italian town
PUBLISHED Fri, September 09, 2016 - 1:17pm EDT
A cat was rescued on Friday from rubble in a quake-devastated central Italian town. Firefighters found the cat in the ruins of Accumoli, one of the towns worst hit by the devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake. James Valles reporting (Twitter: @jamesvalles)
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