21 October 2016

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Ukraine's foreign ministry: No Ukrainians among Italy quake victims

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that there were no Ukrainians among victims of a recent earthquake in Italy, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.


"Fortunately, there are no Ukrainian citizens among those who have died in Italy. Neither are there Ukrainians among the injured," spokesperson for the ministry Oresta Staryk said, RFE/RL reported.

The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast, a highly seismic area that has witnessed major quakes in the past and continued to shake early Thursday with aftershocks.

Bloomberg: Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 247The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days, Bloomberg wrote.

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