Bulgarian leaders send condolences after Bucharest nightclub fire deaths

Bulgarian leaders send condolences after Bucharest nightclub fire deaths

Sofia, October 31, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boiko Borissov sent messages of condolences to their Romanian counterparts on October 31 after the fire at a Bucharest nightclub that left a reported 27 dead and many injured.

In a cable to his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, Plevneliev expressed his sincere condolences on the tragic loss and his wishes for a speedy recovery of those who had been injured.

“We grieve with the Romanian people and pay tribute to the victims,” Plevneliev said, according to the Presidency media office.

Borissov, in a cable to Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta, said that he was shocked by the tragedy in the fire at the Bucharest nightclub, in which so many young people had suffered and dozens had lost their lives.

“Please accept the full commitment of the Bulgarian Government in your efforts to clarify the causes of the tragedy and to assist the victims,” Borissov told Ponta, extending his condolences to the families of the victims and saying that he joined in their grief at this difficult time.