‘I had said adieu’: nun tells of Italian earthquake ordeal

Of all the distressing images from this week’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, one stood out.
It was of a nun in her grey habit, her face strained and bloodied, slumped by the roadside and sending a text on her mobile phone. Behind her, on a ladder, lay a body in a blanket.
Speaking at the mother house of her holy order, 35-year-old Sister Marjana Lleshi, shaken and tearful but physically recovered, explained that she was messaging friends and family in her native Albania to tell them she was alive.
Lleshi told the Associated Press that when the walls of her convent caved in after the earthquake struck at 3.36am on Wednesday, she thought she was certain she would die.

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