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No Ukrainians among victims of recent earthquake in Italy - Foreign Ministry

No Ukrainians among victims of recent earthquake in Italy - Foreign MinistryUkraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that there were no Ukrainians among victims of a recent earthquake in Italy.

"Fortunately, there are no Ukrainian citizens among those who have died in Italy. Neither are there Ukrainians among the injured," a spokesperson for the ministry Oresta Staryk said.

The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

The temblor shook the Lazio region and Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast, a highly seismic area that has witnessed major quakes in the past and continued to shake early Thursday with aftershocks.

The death toll in has risen to at least 247 as more than 4,000 rescuers continue their search for survivors.
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