Italy earthquake is a "terrible tragedy", says President

Italy/earthquake – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 24 August 2016

The earthquake in the region of Umbria, in the centre of Italy, which killed more than 20 people and wounded many others, causing extensive damage, is a terrible tragedy.

The President expresses to Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, the solidarity and affection of the whole French people.

France stands ready to lend the Italian authorities all the support which might prove necessary in the coming hours and days./.

Published on 30/08/2016

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