A woman has been confirmed dead and 20 people injured after horrible earthquake hit a volcanic island just off the coast of Italy

The earthquake which hit the tourist spot of Ischia, near Naples, on Monday evening damaged many houses and left not less than 20 people with serious wounds.

Several buildings collapse before residents and tourists ran out on to the busy streets.

Footage and pictures showed about six buildings – as well as a church – in the town of Casamicciola had collapsed.

According to an Italian publication ANSA a woman had died following the building collapse and several people remain missing, while others are injured.  

According to ANSA reports: ‘There were moments of fear because the earth trembled all over the island and in the houses there were fallen objects, furniture and in shops the goods fell off the shelves.
Everyone in the street flocked to shops and restaurants.’

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