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Riga disaster: the President extends his condolences

Strasbourg, 23.11.2013 – The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Jean-Claude Mignon, has addressed a message of condolences to the Latvian people and the victims’ families and friends following the disaster in Riga that claimed over 50 lives:

“On behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly, I should like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Latvian people, in particular the victims’ families and friends, following the deaths caused by the disaster.

I should like also to voice my great respect for the work of the fire service and rescue personnel for their relentless efforts to find survivors. Some have lost their lives trying to free victims from the rubble.”