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AUGUST 24, 2017

Earthquake Hits Italian Island

On August 22, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples, Italy, destroying numerous buildings and displacing some 2,600 people. Over 40 people were injured and 2 were killed.

No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported among the 633 Jehovah’s Witnesses who live on the island, but the homes of 9 Witness families were damaged. Local Witnesses are providing assistance and spiritual comfort to their fellow members that were affected.

Media Contacts:

International: David A. Semonian, Office of Public Information, +1-845-524-3000

Italy: Christian Di Blasio, +39-06-872941