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UK Ambassador thanks for sympathy messages, after London attack

UK Ambassador in Bucharest Paul Brummell thanks Romanians for the sympathy messages sent following the Wednesday attach in London, underscoring that his thoughts and prayers go to the Romanian citizens injured.

“Thank you #Romania for your messages of sympathy and support following today’s appalling events in London. My thoughts and prayers with the Romanian citizens injured in the dreadful attacks in London today and their families. We stand together,” the British diplomat wrote on his official Twitter page.

Two Romanian nationals were injured following the attack on Wednesday after-noon in London. One of them is still hospitalised in a serious state, and the other, who had been slightly injured, has been discharged, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry informed on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, a man hit pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge in London, and the he managed to stab a policeman and tried to enter Parliament’s building, before being shot to death by the security forces. The stabbed policemen died because of the injures, same as two of the pedestrians hit by the attacker’s car.

 

Ambassador Mihalache: Romanian woman injured in London had surgery, her state is still critical

 

Ambassador of Romania to the UK Dan Mihalache stated on Thursday for AGERPES that the Romanian woman injured in the London attack underwent “a complicated surgery,” and her dan mihalachecondition is still critical.

“Colleagues with the Consular Department went to the hospital. Currently, the health condition of the two Romanians injured is as follows: the woman is in a relatively critical state, because she suffered multiple lesions and has a problem with of her lung functioning. This night she underwent a complicated surgery aimed at removing a blood clot. Fortunately, she handled this intervention well and was moved to another hospital, […] for investigations related to the condition of her lungs. The woman is intubated. Her state is still critical, but we hope she will overcome it. The man is in a good condition, he fractured his foot. But he is in psychological shock because of the situation,” Mihalache mentioned.

According to him, the two Romanians were on a trip to London, the man celebrated his birthday and they were to be married.

“We will permanently communicate with the doctors and we hope that this critical state will be overcome. We are in dialogue with the authorities,” the Romanian Ambassador added.

 

PM Grindeanu: Danger not passed in case of Romanian injured in London attack; she is under strict observation

 

The danger has not passed in the case of the Romanian injured in the terrorist attack in London, and she is “under strict observation,” Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced on Thursday.

“What Mr Ambassador told me [Romania’s Ambassador in London], ten-twenty minutes ago, is that it seems that the more difficult part last night, following the surgery, has passed. However, she is still under strict observation. The danger, in the end, hasn’t passed. It is important to also be by the side of the family, to help with what we can,” PM Grindeanu said in Piatra Neamt.

Grindeanu voiced his hope in a “happy ending” in the case of the injured woman, pointing out, at the same time, that the other Romanian national wounded in the London attack is “above any peril.”

At the same time, the PM sent the Government’s sympathy to the attack victims. “I am sending my, our, the Government’s sympathy to the victims’ families, to those who suffered from this attack,” Sorin Grindeanu mentioned.

The PM also said he is pleased with the manner in which Romania’s Embassy in London has managed the situation.

“We have been in permanent touch with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and with Mr Ambassador. I want to congratulate them for the manner in which they have managed the situation in London. That crisis cell was setup, they are in constant touch with the two Romanians and their families,” Grindeanu also said.

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