The world sympathizes with earthquake victims in Italy

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Rescue authorities have rescued people from the rubble. | Photo: EFE

The misfortune that invades the Italian earthquake victims has been felt around the world and social networks have served as a means to show signs of support and solidarity.

Personalities as Pope Francisco and various political leaders have written words of encouragement and some European countries have begun to offer help.

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Central Italy was rocked by a strong earthquake of 6.2 that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The quake has killed at least 73 people, a figure that has been rising since more than one hundred missing.
Faced with this adversity, Pope Francisco decided not to catechesis had prepared for Wednesday and instead asked the people gathered in St. Peter’s Square to pray the rosary for the earthquake victims.

There, in different languages, he reads a message in which he addressed the people of the affected areas, and in which he claimed his prayer and told them “to trust the caress and embrace the whole Church and that now you want to embrace them with her motherly love. ”

Also in the social network Twitter, the pontiff wrote: “I want to express my regret and my closeness to all those present at the sites affected by the earthquake.”

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Il mio dolore Esprimo large and the vicinanza mine to tutte le persone presenti nei luoghi toccati dal earthquake.

– Papa Francesco (@Pontifex_it) August 24, 2016

The social network Twitter the #PrayForItaly label has positioned itself in the top of trends as gestures of solidarity from thousands of users. Others like #Italia and #terremoto are also among them.

Political leaders who have spoken
Political leaders across Europe and other countries have also expressed on social networks. Including acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, the leader, the president of Citizens, Albert Rivera, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez.

Le Tremblement de terre en Italie est une tragédie awful. J’exprime @matteorenzi à la solidarité et l’affection du peuple français.

– François Hollande (@fhollande) August 24, 2016

Italy has the solidarity and affection of the Spanish people at a difficult time after this devastating earthquake. My dearest condolences. MR

– Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) August 24, 2016

Our condolences and our solidarity with those affected by the earthquake in Italy. @matteorenzi

– Pedro Sanchez (@sanchezcastejon) August 24, 2016

Dismayed by the terrible earthquake in Italy. Our hearts with the victims and our solidarity with the Italian people.

– Albert Rivera (@Albert_Rivera) August 24, 2016

Our solidarity and love for family and friends s of the earthquake victims in Italy. We remain aware of news

– Pablo Iglesias (@Pablo_Iglesias_) August 24, 2016

A dolore profondo my unisce alle famiglie questa notte paese dal mio colpito #terremoto. L’Unione European and prompt ad aiutare l’Italia.

– Federica Mogherini (@FedericaMog) August 24, 2016

“Siamo come semper Solidali the Italian popolo e pronti ad aiutarlo in ogni possibile mode” @JunckerEU #terremoto https://t.co/YScKWGXALS

– EU in Italy (@europainitalia) August 24, 2016

From Paraguay we accompany the pain of the Italian brothers by the earthquake and we express our condolences to relatives of the victims.

– Horacio_Cartes (@Horacio_Cartes) August 24, 2016

In context
The earthquake occurred at the local 03H36 (01H36 GMT) near the town of Accumoli, in the province of Rieti, and its epicenter was located just 4 kilometers deep, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy.
After the earthquake in the morning there were at least 160 aftershocks and damage has been caused. The town Amatrice disappeared.