After flash floods in Greece: Bulgaria’s PM Borissov offers help

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on After flash floods in Greece: Bulgaria’s PM Borissov offers help

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov cabled his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on November 16 after at least 15 people died in flash floods in the Greek prefecture of Attica, expressing his deepest condolences on behalf of the government and the Bulgarian people.

Borissov said: “With anxiety and pain, we received the news of the disaster which hit the friendly Greek people, and which resulted in loss of life and heavy material damage.”

“We express our sympathy to the families of the victims and to all flood victims,” he said.

Borissov offered Greece help. “I assure you that you can rely on the readiness of the Bulgarian government for urgent assistance in case of necessity,” he said.

Heavy rain on early November 15 had turned streets into raging torrents. The flash floods also injured many inhabitants, mostly in the western parts of Attica, such as Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara.

Bulgaria’s President Roumen Radev also expressed condolences, in a letter to his Greek colleague Prokopis Pavlopoulos. “The most sincere words of sympathy can not compensate for the loss of human life,” Radev said.

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