Canada Offers Sympathies Following Supermarket Roof Collapse in Latvia
November 22, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement concerning the collapse of a supermarket roof in Riga, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries:
“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest sympathies to the Latvian people after this tragic accident,” said Minister of State Yelich. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
Canadians in Latvia can contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). They can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends and relatives in Canada concerned about Canadian citizens whom they believe to have been affected should also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre at 613-996-8885 (collect calls accepted) or at 1-800-387-3124. They can also send an email to email@example.com.
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