Baird Extends Condolences Following Bus Accident in Italy

July 29, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones in the bus accident that took place yesterday near Avellino, Italy. 

“I would also like to wish a speedy recovery to the people injured in this tragic event.”

Canadian citizens in Italy requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Canadian embassy in Rome at +39 06 85444 2911 or call Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre collect at +1 613 996 8885. An email can also be sent to

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