President Saleh extends condolences to Italy over earthquake

SANA’A, April 08 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh sent on Wednesday a condolence letter to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on the L’Aquila earthquake. President Saleh said that Yemenis are saddened to learn about the loss of lives and destruction caused by the earthquake. “We are in Yemen would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the government and people of Italy at this difficult time,” he said. The earthquake that hit central Italy on Monday has killed over 200 people, injured some 1,500 and left around 70,000 homeless. AH