Putin expressed his condolences to the Italian authorities in connection with the deaths in Abruzzo

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in connection with the death of people as a result of avalanche in the region of Abruzzo. This was reported on the Kremlin website on Friday, January 20.

“Please convey words of sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. Let the courage to leave them in this difficult hour,” — said in a telegram to Russian leader.

On 18 January in Central Italy on the border of the regions Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo have been a number of aftershocks. On the evening of the same day in hotel “Rugapiana” in the province of Pescara Italian region of Abruzzo avalanche, where at the time of the incident there were about 30 people, including 20 tourists.

According to Reuters, rescuers found in the hotel building about 30 dead bodies. In a press-service of the Federal tourism Agency reported that Russian citizens in the building was not.

Vice-President of the Russian Union of travel industry Yuri Barzykin in his turn, noted that travelers from Russia were not afraid to go to Italy after the incident, reports online edition m24.ru. “The hotel where the tragedy occurred, is located high in the mountains and does not enjoy the massive demand for the Russian skiers — said Barzykin. — I think our tourists do not associate it with danger to his rest.”