Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the government and people of Dominica are standing in solidarity with the government and people of Guyana following a tragic incident which took the lives of a number of students.
Nineteen children have been confirmed dead after a dorm at a secondary School was ravaged by fire on the evening of Sunday May 21st 2023.
14 children died at the scene while five died while receiving treatment at the Mahdia District Hospital. Twenty-one children were rescued from the burning building.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Prime Minister said he was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of 19 students, and prayed for strength for their families and healing for those hospitalized with critical injuries.
Mr. Skerrit also added that the Government and people of Dominica extend sincere condolences to the grieving families .
Meantime, CARICOM Secretary General Dr. Carla Barnette has said regional governments are saddened by the “unimaginable loss” that occurred in central Guyana.
In a statement, Barnette said: CARICOM mourns with the families, friends and communities who are impacted by this horrifying event.
She added And I Quote “On behalf of CARICOM, she extends sincere condolences to the Government and people of Guyana and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured and impacted and offer the support of CARICOM Member States as the community returns to normalcy.” End QUOTE.