Kuwaitis in Italy safe: Em­bassy

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - KUNA

ROME:

The Kuwaiti em­bassy in Rome said yes­ter­day that all Kuwaitis in Italy, among them a group of stu­dents study­ing at the Univer­sity of Peru­gia, are safe, af­ter the quakes that hit the cen­tral re­gion. A 5.5-mag­ni­tude quake yes­ter­day struck near Visso in Mac­er­ata prov­ince, fol­lowed by 6.1 and 4.9 mag­ni­tude tremors in the same area. Weaker ones hit the area later. The ma­jor quakes were felt in Rome.

Soon af­ter the in­ci­dent, the em­bassy con­tacted the Ital­ian civil de­fense and the reg­is­tered Kuwaitis and mem­bers of the Kuwaiti mis­sions and of­fices in the coun­try, and said they are all safe, the em­bassy added. Am­bas­sador Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Sabah dis­patched Third Sec­re­tary Salim Ali Abu Ha­dida to the city of Peru­gia, where four Kuwaitis are study­ing in the univer­sity. Abu Ha­dida met with the schol­ars who were all safe, and ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the em­bassy and to Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled for keen­ness on their safety. Visso is 70 kms from Ama­trice, which was badly dam­aged in the 6.2 mag­ni­tude quake that killed up to 300 peo­ple in Au­gust. —

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