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Metro collision in Washington

Metro collision in Washington

Published on June 23, 2009
Statement by the Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, June 23, 2009

We were distressed to learn of yesterday’s tragic Metro accident in Washington in which several people lost their lives and several dozen were injured, some critically.

In these painful circumstances, we want to assure the victims’ families and loved ones of our deep sympathy, and we send them our most sincere condolences. We wish the many injured a swift recovery.

To the U.S. authorities, to Washington mayor Adrian Fenty, and to the American people, France expresses its deep sympathy.

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