Buhari Commiserates With Italy Over Earthquake Tragedy

Rescuers pulled a survivor from the rubble several hours after
Rescuers pulled a survivor from the rubble several hours after

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Italy over the earthquake that occurred in the country.

The disaster has so far claimed more than 240 lives, with several others still missing.

The president’s condolence was conveyed by Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, through his social media handle,

Shehu said Buhari “has expressed deep grief & sympathy with Italy over the deadly earthquake that has claimed more than two hundred lives.”

“My heart and prayers go out to the people of Italy at this time of national mourning, caused by the devastating earthquake.”

The message added that “PMB told the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, that his family, the government and the people of Nigeria shared the grief of Italian citizens over this deadly natural disaster.”

President Buhari also prayed God to comfort the mourning “and grant them the fortitude to overcome their grief at this emotionally challenging time.”

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake had hit Central Italy on Wednesday, causing massive destruction of goods and property.



    Several aftershocks were also reported, making rescue works more difficult.

    Rescuers continue scouring the rubbles, using earthmoving machines and, some, their bare hands.

    Official reports put the number of dead at 241, while unconfirmed reports say it is much higher.

    There are fears the toll could rise taking into consideration that a good number of people are yet to be accounted for.

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