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247 people killed in an earthquake in Central Italy; Acting Ameer condoles
Thursday, 25th August, 2016
Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Maqbul Ahmed has issued the following statement on 25th August, 2016 expressing deep shock and concern as at least 247 people have been killed and over 400 people became injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome on last 24th August.
 
‘Along with the brotherly Italian citizens, the people of Bangladesh are also shocked and mournful at the massive fatalities which took place during an earthquake in Italy. 
 
I hope and believe that the Italian government and the courageous people of Italy will be able to overcome the massive casualties, caused by this disastrous earthquake. I am extending my deep sympathy to the victim families, the Italian government and the friendly people of Italy. I am also praying for the quick recovery of the injury victims.”