Tonino Colonna


Age: 19

Italian first-year computer engineering student at the University of L'Aquila in central Italy who was reportedly hospitalized in very serious condition for almost a week from severe internal injuries he suffered in the aftermath of the catastrophic April 6 L'Aquila earthquake that killed more than 300 people including four fellow college roommates and also injured at least 1,500 others after being pulled alive from the rubble of his off-campus apartment building due to the collapse before he was transported to several hospitals in Southern Italy northeast of Rome by the Civil Defense volunteers while receiving treatment there 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 surroundng 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: November 17, 1989

Died: April 9, 2009

Rome, Italy