Local Media Pressure forces Government to issue an Official statement on yesterday’s fatal collision
Local Media Pressure has forced government to make an Official statement on yesterday’s fatal Vehicular collision, which resulted in the death of a British tourist in the Antrim Valley.
Q95 has received an official release dated Thursday October 10, 2016 from the Ministry of Tourism, after many requests and calls by the local media, led by journalists Matt Peltier and Carlisle Jno Baptiste, for the Ministry to issue an official statement on the matter.
The release reached out to the family and friends of the dead victim of the collision, and stated “We are saddened by the loss of life of one of our British visitors and express our deepest sympathies to her husband, family and friends.
Eleven other persons were injured in the incident, 3 locals and 9 visitors. Our concerns have been with them, and all is being done to ensure they are treated with the best care, and to assist with their speedy recovery”.
The release continued, The Fire/Ambulance/Police and the Hospital department moved quickly to ensure the safety of the passengers and drivers of the respective vehicles involved ion the collision. The Hospital initiated their mass casualty protocols to receive and care for the injured.
In line with a well-established Crisis Action plan, the Ministry of Tourism has undertaken necessary measures to provide clear and concise information to the injured, their families, the Cruise line, the respective embassy, and the respective stakeholders.
The Government, the Cruise Line and other key agencies have all been briefed on the situation. Again we deeply regret this incident and will continue to assist the victims and their families in any way that we can, in light of this tragic matter.
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