Italy has been rocked by a devastating earthquake, and the rest of the world is completely shaken up over hearing the news. See the messages of love that celebs like Teresa Giudice, Troian Bellisario and more have written to the people affected by this tragedy.
At least 73 are dead following the horrific 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy on Aug. 23. The first quake struck at 3:36 a.m., and at last 40 tremors followed over the next several hours, with one even reaching 5.5 on the Richter scale. Rescuers are still scouring the debris for survivors and bodies, and the city of Amatrice, which was located at the epicenter of the disaster, has been destroyed.
“Half the town no longer exists,” Amatrice mayor, Sergio Pirozzi, said. “The problem is removing people from the rubble.” He added that “many, many” people are still dead or trapped underneath the ruins, and the entire city is completely devastated.
Upon hearing the this tragic news, celebrities began taking to Twitter to send their love to Amatrice and the country of Italy. See what they’re saying below:
Prayers for the people of Italy who were effected by the horrible earthquake 🙏🙏🙏🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) August 24, 2016
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Praying for the people effected in the Italy earthquake. Heartbreaking for the people and this beautiful region. 🙏✨🙏 https://t.co/YS4Cn0fsRV
— Amy Purdy (@AmyPurdyGurl) August 24, 2016
— Edin Džeko (@EdDzeko) August 24, 2016
Sad to hear about Italy. Beautiful country full of wonderful people.
— Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) August 24, 2016
So incredibly sad about the earthquake in Italy…thinking of all the families affected ❤️❤️❤️
— Laura Marano (@lauramarano) August 24, 2016
Photos from the scene show civilians in utter shock, and many in tears, as they stand among the destroyed buildings. Voices can be heard coming from beneath the ruins, and the urgency for assistance, blood donation and more are at an all-time high.
Now, the biggest worry is about the coming aftershocks, because even though they’re much smaller quakes, they can have a major impact on areas that are already so damaged. Our hearts are with Italy during this horrible time.
HollywoodLifers, leave your thoughts for the people affected by this awful tragedy in the comments section below.