Antonella Cora


Age: 27

Italian aspiring lawyer and final-year law student at the University of Teramo in central Italy who had been reportedly hospitalized in very serious condition for nearly a week from severe injuries she suffered in the aftermath of the catastrophic April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed more than 300 people including her mother Patrizia Massimino and younger sister Alessandra Cora and also injured at least 1,500 others after she was extracted from the rubble of her family home by firefighters before she was transported to a general hospital in Rome to receive treatment while in a coma when a powerful 6.3-magnitude quake struck the mountainous region of Abruzzo in central Italy and destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings in several towns and villages surrounding the medieval city of L'Aquila, Italy near the epicenter of the quake, in which it became the worst deadliest earthquake to hit Italy in three decades since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake when 2,735 people died in one of the 6.9-magnitude quakes that struck southern Italy and caused widespread damage in nearby Naples.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an earthquake

Born: January 3, 1982

Died: April 10, 2009

Rome, Italy