The deadliest earthquake in Italy, the country of my dear friend has saddened me and many others in tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border. This is really a bad news for me as Italy is the country of my dearest friend, who always cared for other.
I want to sympathise with all those families who suffered losses in the earthquake. According to report, rescuers worked frantically in this central Italian city early Tuesday, scooping through piles of rubble with their hands in the search for survivors after the country's deadliest earthquake in nearly three decades.
Tens of thousands of people left homeless by the powerful 5.8-magnitude quake slept in makeshift tents that provided little protection against the chilly mountain air; scores of survivors lined up early Tuesday for a hot cup of coffee.
Workers dug through the night under powerful lights even as aftershocks continued to spook survivors. Mounting piles of rubble contained evidence of shattered lives: torn clothing, ripped stuffed animals and broken furniture.
Entire blocks were flattened in the mountain city of L'Aquila and nearby villages by Monday's temblor that killed at least 179 people and injured 1,500. More than 70 people were still missing. Firefighters said they had pulled 100 people alive from rubble in the area.
"All of a sudden I heard a boom, and all the books and knickknacks fell down," said Lucia Ferro, a 57-year-old resident who rushed out of her third-floor apartment wearing only her pajamas. "I saw the walls shake, and the table moved by itself."
My dear friends in Italy, we are with you in this hour of trial. At the moment we cannot help you practically, but we are praying for your well-beings. We are praying that God the Great may show mercy on us. Please accept my heartfelt condolence with you. We have suffered a lot during the war and know the suffering of other people. May God the Great give you the courage to bear this loss with fortitude and patience. May God the Great bless you.