In the wake of a tragic collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy, World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri offered condolences and prayers on behalf of the WCC global fellowship.
At least 35 people were killed in the northwest Italian city as vehicles plummeted to the ground. On 14 August, rescuers were still trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble.
“We are saddened by the images of this tragic accident, and we pray for the rescue personnel still working to save lives,” said Phiri. “For all the families and friends who have lost loved ones, be assured that you are in our prayers in this time of sorrow.”
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(Source: Christian Newswire)