Liege Authorities Pay for Victims' Bodies Transport to Bulgaria

Society | February 11, 2010, Thursday // 15:20|  views

4 Bulgarians are confirmed among the dead from an explosion in January that destroyed a five-story building in Liege, Belgium.

The local authorities in Liege have made a commitment to pay for the transport costs of the bodies of the 4 Bulgarians who died in the January 27 building collapse in the Belgian city.

The news became clear after a meeting between Mayor of Turgovishte Dr. Krasimir Mirev and Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Belguim, Hristo Georgiev. Georgiev was said to have arranged the deal with the Liege authorities- who will pay for the transport of the bodies from Liege to Sofia.

Mirev also reported that the Turgovishte Municipality will pay for the transfer of the bodies from Sofia to their final resting place in the village of Probuda. The Municipality will also pay for the funeral expenses and has already helped provide fire wood for the victims’ family, with the Red Cross providing food..

On Wednesday it was announced that the authorities from Liege identified Wednesday one more victim of the January 27 building explosion.

The man was the Bulgarian citizen, Valio Ivanov Sergeev, 19 and was is the fourth Bulgarian casualty from the blast. The other 3 were identified on February 6.

12 out of 14 bodies have been identified so far, but the coroner's office says the identities of the last two will be revealed very soon.

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Tags: Liege, Dr. Krasimir Mirev, Hristo Georgiev, Belguim, sofia, Probuda, Turgovishte


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