Dora Colaianni


Age: 83

Italian retired postman and former director of the Post Office of Onna in the tiny Abruzzo village of Onna in the Municipality of L'Aquila in central Italy who was reportedly hospitalized in very serious condition at an intensive care unit for more than six weeks from severe head injuries she suffered in the aftermath of the catastrophic April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 1,500 others after being pulled out alive from the rubble of her family home by a caregiver before she was transferred to a hospital in Pescara to receive treatment while in a coma due to a brain hemorrhage 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: March 23, 1926

Died: May 15, 2009

Pescara, Italy