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September 25, 2021

Foreign Ministry confirms second Romanian dead in Italy earthquake

Romania’s Foreign Ministry (MAE) has announced a second Romanian national died in a devastating earthquake in Italy.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sad and deeply mournful to announce the death of a second Romanian national in the devastating earthquake that hit Italy. MAE is extending heartfelt condolences to the families of the two Romanian nationals who died in this tragedy, and continuing to provide full assistance,” MAE said Thursday in a press statement.

It also said two more Romanians were identified among the injured who were rushed to hospital for care.

Mobile consular teams reportedly went to the healthcare facilities where four earthquake injured Romanians are hospitalised, keeping permanent contact with the specialist staff monitoring their condition to get updates about the latest developments.

“We want to say that the two mobile teams continued the provision of consular assistance all night long, travelling to a camp for the earthquake victims where 10 Romanian citizens are also sheltered. As far as the info received today regarding Romanians going missing there is concerned, we are continuing to check it, given that 8 Romanians are reported missing. The two mobile consular teams are still at the scene, acting co-ordinately while conducting verifications at healthcare facilities in search for other injured Romanian,” said MAE.

The affected Romanians can request consular assistance by dialling: (0039) 06 835 233 58, (0039) 06 835 233 56 for the Romanian Embassy; and (0039) 051 5872120, (0039) 051 5872209 for the Consular Office in Bologna; calls will be redirected to the Call and Support Centre for Romanian Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken by call centre operators around the clock.


PM Ciolos extends condolences to families of people killed in Italy earthquake


Romania’s Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has extended condolences to the families of the people killed in the recent earthquake that hit Italy, saying it has learned with deep sadness about a Romanian national dead and several injured or going missing in the same disaster.

In a press statement released on Wednesday evening, Ciolos is quoted as extending a condolence message to the Government of Italy in which he voices solidarity with the Italian people and compassion to the families of the earthquake victims.

The Government says Ciolos is with the family of the first Romanian reported killed in the Italy earthquake, staying in permanent contact with the Romanian Foreign Ministry and the Romanian Embassy in Rome, which is providing assistance to Romanians affected by the devastating earthquake.

“At this tragic moment, our hearts go out to the Italian community of Amatrice and all the Italian citizens stricken by the consequences of the terrible earthquake. I was very sad to learn that on Romanian died and several other of our fellow nationals are injured or going missing after the earthquake in Italy. We are with the hard-tested family and our suffering fellow nationals. The Foreign Ministry and the diplomatic mission of Romania in Rome will be providing all the necessary support and assistance. Our thoughts go out to the earthquake-affected people, Romanians and Italians alike, as well as to those deploying efforts to save and help the victims. On behalf of the Romanian Government and on my behalf, I want to extend condolences to the families of those killed, and wish speed recovery to the injured and strength to overcome their sufferings. The fraternity spirit connecting us will help us overcome the painful moments we are now living,” said Ciolos.

The Government also said Ciolos sent a solidarity message on Wednesday to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi offering his Cabinet’s cooperation.






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