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Ambassador Arvizu Lays Flowers for Bus Accident Victims (May 24, 2012)

Ambassador Arvizu Lays Flowers for Bus Accident Victims

Ambassador Arvizu Lays Flowers for Bus Accident Victims

During a visit to the University of Elbasan “Aleksandër Xhuvani,” accompanied by Elbasan Mayor Qazim Sejdini, and University lecturers, Ambassador Arvizu laid a bouquet of flowers in front of the photos of victims of the terrible May 21 bus accident.  In brief remarks to the media, Ambassador Arvizu noted, “I speak not just on behalf of the staff of the American Embassy, but on behalf of Americans everywhere. We are just so incredibly sad that such beautiful young people lost their lives like this. The pain is something almost impossible for me to bear; I can only imagine the suffering of those of you who knew these wonderful young people. So we pray for their souls and for comfort for their families and friends. I am grateful that some people survived that horrible accident and certainly pray for their complete and speedy recovery. I was very impressed with the way the entire country came together over this terrible accident. Maybe that is the legacy; that people came together for these wonderful young people. Again, my deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone.”