The Metropolis of Italy and His Eminence Metropolitan Polycarpos expressed in a statement their sorrow for the very serious accident, which occurred on Tuesday, 3 October 2023, in Mestre, Venice.
Therefore, he prays for their fellow human beings who are suffering at this time, including children, and especially for all those who are fighting for their survival.
It is recalled that the toll of the tragic accident, which occurred on Tuesday, evening in Mestre, is 21 dead and 15 injured, of which 5 are in serious condition, announced by the Italian authorities.
“All those who unfortunately lost their lives are in the arms of God. You stay close to family and friends during these painful times,” he said in the statement.
“We express our gratitude to the local and national authorities of our country, the Firefighters, the Health Services and the Police Forces for the immediate and massive intervention to save as many lives as possible,” the Metropolis added in the announcement.