Luisa Brusco


Age: 96

Italian retired farmer who was 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 and injured at least 1,500 others after being pulled alive from the rubble of her collapsed house by her son before she was admitted to a hospital in Avezzano for treatment 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: February 28, 1913

Died: April 9, 2009

Avezzano, Italy