Margherita Borrelli


Age: 84

Italian retiree who had remained hospitalized in very serious condition at an intensive care unit for more than a month 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 out alive from the rubble of her collapsed house by a neighbor before she was transferred to various hospitals in nearby Rome by helicopter to receive treatment while having to undergone two operations due to numerous fractures 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: Complications of injuries sustained in an earthquake

Born: March 17, 1925

Died: May 21, 2009

Rome, Italy