Italy earthquake is a "terrible tragedy", says President
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./.