Paola Puglisi
 


 

Age: 68



Summary:
Sicilian seamstress who was among one of more than 250 people reported missing and feared dead following the devastating April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed over  300 people and injured at least 1,500 others 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: Killed during an earthquake



Born: December 18, 1940


 
Died: April 6, 2009



Location:
L'Aquila, Italy