Kuwaitis in Italy safe: Embassy
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. —