Bruno Vertallier, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South and West of Europe © Photo: EUD

Adventist Church Offers Condolences After Plane Crash in France

Berne/Switzerland | 25.03.2015 | EUD News/APD | International

A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane carrying 150 people crashed March 24 in the foothills near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters.

Valls said he fears those aboard the flight from Barcelona (Spain), to Dusseldorf (Germany) may be dead. French President Francois Hollande also said no survivors were expected. „The conditions of the accident are not yet clear but lead us to believe there will be no survivors," Hollande said.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said there was a "high number of Spaniards, Germans and Turks" on the doomed Germanwings flight.

„The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South and West of Europe expresses its deepest sympathy and extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of all victims“, stated the communication department of the Intereuropean Division EUD in a press release. „We share their pain and pray that the Lord may comfort and relieve their hearts.“

Bruno Vertallier, President of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the South and West of Europe, mourns with the families of the victims of this tragic event. “I trusts that you will find the necessary support to go through this terrible reality of being cut off from your loved ones. I grieve with you."

According to the press release the Adventist Church is ready to offer assistance and support to each person affected by the terrible plane crash through its local churches and institutions in Germany, France and Spain.

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