102-year-old Italian woman survives four-storey fall unscathed

ROME – A 102-year-old Italian woman survived unscathed a fall from the fourth floor of her Turin retirement home.

Elisa Levi leaned over the railing of a fourth-storey balcony to observe repairs being made in the courtyard when she lost her balance and plunged to the ground, the La Stampa daily said Tuesday.

Her fall was broken by a plastic playground house destined for a neighboring preschool that had been temporarily placed alongside the building by the workers.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, with only the daily La Repubblica saying Levi had sustained any injuries: a fractured arm.