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Croatian PM sends condolences over N. Macedonia COVID hospital fire

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Thursday sent a letter of condolences to North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and to the families of the victims who lost their lives in a fire that broke out in a COVID hospital in the western city of Tetovo on Wednesday evening.

Zagreb, 9 September 2021 (Hina/MIA) — Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Thursday sent a letter of condolences to North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and to the families of the victims who lost their lives in a fire that broke out in a COVID hospital in the western city of Tetovo on Wednesday evening.

We are very saddened by the news about the violent fire in the COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo in which many people lost their lives, Plenković wrote on his Twitter account.

“We are in our thoughts with North Macedonia and the families of victims,” Plenković added.

At least 10 people died and many more were injured in that hospital fire in North Macedonia, health officials said.

The fire erupted after an explosion at about 9 pm Wednesday. Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze for an hour before they managed to bring it under control.

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