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Joint Statement by the European Union Delegation and the Heads of Mission of France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden in Monrovia on the fire in the Bassa Community in Paynesville
Monrovia, 19 September, 2019
The European Union (EU) Delegation and the Heads of Mission of France, Germany, Ireland and Sweden in Monrovia would like to issue the following statement:
We are deeply saddened to have learnt of the tragic fire which occurred in the Bassa Town Quranic Recitation Center in the early hours of Wednesday in the Bassa Community in Paynesville in which at least 28 people, including many children, died.
At this difficult time, we wish to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, to the Islamic Community of Paynesville, and to the people of Liberia. We also wish a swift recovery to those who have been injured.