PM Douglas sends sympathy message on Libyan air crash

Debris from the Libyan plane crash

ST. KITTS, MAY 17, 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis has expressed condolences on the recent plane crash in Tripoli, which left 92 passengers and the 11-member crew dead.

“In this time of mourning, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis sympathies with and extends heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Libya as they endeavor to cope with the aftermath of this situation, said Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in his message to the President Colonel Muamamar Abu Al Qaddafi.

Dr. Douglas added that St. Kitts and Nevis empathises at this time of difficulty with the families who are bereaved.

“We wish the Government and people of Libya strength as they continue to address this grave situation,” said Dr. Douglas.

A nine-year old Dutch boy was the only survivor on the A-330 Airbus Afriqiyah Airways plane.

More than half of the passengers, 62, were vacationers from the Netherlands who were traveling home from South Africa. Travelers from nearly 10 other countries were on the Johannesburg-to-Tripoli flight. Most had plans to travel on to Europe.

Libyan officials are investigating the cause of the crash but they have ruled out terrorism.

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