• Three Romanian nationals in hotel hit by avalanche in Italy, rescue ops underway

    Romania’s Embassy in Rome, has received information according to which three Romanian nationals – one adult, two persons under age – could be in the hotel that has been hit by an avalanche in Farindola, the Abruzzo region of Italy, on Thursday informs in a release, at the request of AGERPRES, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).

    Romania’s Embassy in Rome has urgently contacted the local authorities to get additional information.

    At the same time, the Romanian Embassy in Italy and the General Consulate of Romania in Bologna monitor the situation, keeping permanently in touch with the local authorities, being prepared to grant consular assistance if necessary, the MAE adds.

    According to the source, the rescue operations are underway, but hampered by the severe weather conditions and the damage caused by the avalanche upon the building.

    The MAE reminds that the Romanian citizens affected could ask for consular assistance by dialing the following numbers of the Romanian Embassy in Rome: (0039) 06 835 233 58, (0039) 06 835 233 56, (0039) 06 835 233 52; (0039) 06 835 233 44 and of the General Consulate of Romania in Bologna: (0039) 051 5872120, (0039) 051 5872209, their appeals being redirected to the Support and Contact Centre of the Romanian citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the call centres’ operators on a permanent basis or could dial the diplomatic mission’s emergency number: (0039) 3451473935 or the consular office’s: (0039) 349 1178220. More…