April 7, 2009
Velázquez Statement on the Earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy
New York, NY – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today extended her heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by the earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila, Italy in the early hours of Monday, April 6. The death toll resulting from this magnitude 6.3 quake has risen to over 200, with another 1,500 injured.
The following is a statement from Congresswoman Velázquez:
“I feel a great sadness for the people who have been affected by the recent tragedy in Italy. The worst earthquake to hit central Italy in decades has caused great loss of life and unimaginable destruction. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have family and friends in the Abruzzo region.”