ROME — An apartment building collapsed overnight and killed three people in their sleep in a town in southern Italy, police said Saturday.
A 10-year-old girl survived and was able to talk to firefighters from under the rubble before she was pulled out alive after several hours, said Naples deputy police chief Peolo Iodice. State-run RAI showed footage of people applauding as she was rescued and carried away on a stretcher.
It was not immediately clear why the building fell sometime after 1 a.m. in Afragola, a small town near Naples, police said.
Among those killed were the girl's grandmother and a married couple, Iodice said. ANSA news agency said the couple were found in their bed, their bodies hugging.
Authorities were still trying to determine if more people were missing.