Tourists blamed for taking selfies at disaster sites of Italy

Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

earthquakeItaly’s devastating earthquake in the hilltop town of Amatrice has now almost become one of the spots for “disaster tourism”. The mayor of the town has pleaded to the visitors to stop flocking to the area and  not to turn the place into a selfie zone.


Sergio Pirozzi said three quarters of Amatrice “just isn’t there anymore” following the earthquake in August and killed about 300 people. The aftershocks were equally severe and destroyed historic landmarks six months afterwards.


Until now the recovery options are going on, tourists are flocking to the town and taking photos of themselves amid the wreckage.


In his statement, the mayor said that tourists can enjoy the surrounding countryside and mountains but it is indeed disrespectful for them to turn the disaster-zone into a tourism spot for clicking pictures.


The local residents and politicians took to social media to support Mr Pirozzi. Nicola Zingaretti, president of Lazio region told people “not to turn the tragedies and works of these past months into curiosities or souvenirs” according to the translated version.


The town is expected to take several years to rebuild as part of nationwide efforts that have already cost an estimated €23bn (£19bn). Thousands of people are still residing in temporary accommodation but the fear of further aftershocks continues.

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