International Community Expresses Sorrow over Plane Crash in Cuba

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The international community expressed its deep sorrow over the aviation accident in Cuba when a Boeing-737 aircraft of the Damojh company with 104 passengers on board crashed a few minutes after its takeoff.

‘Our message of condolence to the relatives of the victims of the fatal plane crash (on Friday) in Havana. Strength and peace for them in this moment of pain, they have our full support,’ the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, wrote on the social network Twitter.

The Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, sent a telegram to his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel, in which he conveyed expressions of condolence and support to the relatives and close ones of the deceased, and wished a speedy recovery for those who could survive in that catastrophe.

‘Mexico expresses its sincere condolences to the people and government of Cuba for the terrible plane crash that occurred today in Havana. Our solidarity with the families of all the victims who unfortunately lost their lives,’ Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said.

The King of Spain Felipe VI along with Queen Letizia expressed their support and solidarity to the families of the deceased and the best wishes for the recovery of the injured.

Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua and Vice President, Rosario Murillo, expressed their solidarity with the Cuban people and government in the face of the aviation accident that occurred at the José Martí International Airport in Havana.

‘I want to convey our solidarity, affection, and condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic plane crash, we share their pain in these difficult moments, the secretary general of the Socialist Workers Party Spain, Pedro Sánchez,’ said on his Twitter account.

The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, commented on the same social network ‘our deepest condolences for the families of those killed in the plane crash that occurred in Cuba; the Honduran people accompany them in this difficult situation.’

‘Shocked by the air tragedy in Cuba, we are closely following the situation. My condolences to the families of the victims and solidarity with the Cuban Government and people,’ the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina, Jorge Faurie, said in a message on the social network Twitter.

‘My heart is now with the families of the victims of the plane crash in Havana and with the Cuban people,’ Colombian activist Piedad Cordoba expressed. ‘Love and the memory of the best moments of their lives will be a balm to compensate so much pain. Our solidarity to the people of Cuba and relatives of the victims of the flight in Havana,’ said the former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya.

‘We express our full solidarity with the Government and the people of Cuba for the tragic plane crash. Our condolences to the families of the victims,’ the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador wrote on Twitter.

The governments of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Panama join the list of messages of regret for the tragedy, in which three people survived.

The Italian singer, Laura Pausini wrote ‘My deepest sympathy for the families of the victims of the plane crash in Havana in my dreamed Cuba. With all my heart.’

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