December 12, 2013
UK expresses condolences
Amidst the mounting tension between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty, David Cameron’s administration expressed its condolences to Argentina over the train accident that killed 50 people and injured over 600.
“I deeply regret the losses of life that followed the Buenos Aires train accident,” Jeremy Browne, the Minister for Latin America of the British Foreign Ministry said.
"On behalf of the British government I send my condolences to Argentina. My thoughts are with the victims’ families and with the emergency services personnel who are still trying to help those affected,” Browne added in a letter released by the UK embassy in Buenos Aires.
The Mexican government also sent its condolences due to the awful train accident. In a succinct message, the Foreign Relations Secretariat expressed “our solidarity to the family of the victims,” and hoped for the quick recovery of the injured.
Spanish President Mariano Rajoy also expressed his deepest condolences to the Argentine government and people.
“On behalf of the Spanish people, the government accompanies the victims families’ grief and hopes for the quick recovery of those injured in the accident,” he said.