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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: No Romanian citizens identified so far among those affected by collapse of Marmolada glacier

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that, so far, no Romanian citizens have been identified among the people affected by the collapse of the Marmolada glacier in the Alps, Italy, while the search for missing persons has been temporarily suspended because of the bad weather.

According to a press release on Monday, the MAE says that it was notified, through the Romanian Embassy in Rome and the Consulates General of Romania in Trieste and Milan, following the incident on July 3 at the Marmolada glacier, which resulted in the death of 6 people, while 9 other people were injured and several people went missing.

Immediately after the incident, a crisis cell was set up at the level of the Embassy, with representatives of the diplomatic mission and consular offices immediately getting in touch with the Italian authorities and the medical units in the region trying to obtain official information on the citizenship, identity and health status of the victims, mentions the MAE.

According to the preliminary information obtained from the Italian authorities, so far, no Romanian citizens have been identified among the affected people, reads the same source.

The MAE also states that the procedures for identifying the victims are still ongoing, while the search for the missing persons has been temporarily suspended, because of the bad weather that does not allow the rescue teams to access the location safely.

The MAE also informs that, so far, at the level of the Romanian Embassy in Rome and at the level of the two consulates general in Trieste and Milan, no requests for consular assistance have been received through the emergency phone numbers. One single request has been received from a Romanian family asking for support from the Consular Department within the MAE.

The representatives of the diplomatic mission in Rome and of the Consulates General of Romania in Trieste and Milan are in permanent dialogue with the Italian authorities to get updated information and are ready to provide consular assistance, according to the law.

Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the telephone numbers of the Consulate General of Romania in Trieste: +39 040 411 652, +39 040 452 8136, +39 040 416 350 and of the Consulate General of Romania in Milan: +39 0240098207, +39 0240074018, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Centre for Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the Call Centre operators on a permanent basis or at the emergency telephone number of the Consulate General of Romania in Trieste: +39 340 8821688 and the Consulate General of Romania in Milan: +39 366 108 1444.

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