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Nov 16, 2020

President Áder sends Hungary's condolences to Romania following hospital fire

President Áder expressed Hungary’s sympathy to family members of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those that sustained injuries in the fire.

 

President János Áder has sent Hungary's condolences to Klaus Iohannis, his Romanian counterpart, over a fire that broke out on Saturday at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Piatra Neamţ (Karácsonkő), in eastern Romania.

President Áder expressed Hungary’s sympathy to family members of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those that sustained injuries in the fire. Ten people died in the fire at the hospital, where Covid patients were also treated, while at least seven others are in a critical condition.

On Sunday, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, sent a letter to Bogdan Aurescu, his Romanian counterpart, expressing condolences and offering help. Minister Szijjártó said he had offered Hungary’s help as well as condolences. “We have to stand together and help each other in trouble,” he said.