The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) sent a message of condolence in solidarity with Italy following the earthquake which struck the European nation on August 24, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The message, signed by ICAP President Kenia Serrano, was published on the Ministry website.
”It is with great sadness that we have learned of the dramatic news of the devastating earthquake which hit the center of Italy with early estimates predicting at least 120 dead and hundreds of injured,” the message reads.
It also notes that ICAP offers solidarity and support on behalf of the entire Cuban population to all those affected, assured that the Italian people we overcome the difficult times caused by the quake.
According to information provided to Granma by Italy’s Civil Protection Department, the latest death toll stands at over 248 and 400 people have been injured.