No indication that any Irish citizens in Spanish train crash - Gilmore
Minister for Foreign Affairs urges those concerned for loved ones to contact Department
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore urged anyone concerned that a loved one may have been on the train that crashed in Spain to contact his Department. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
In a statement, Mr Gilmore expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and to those who were injured in the derailment near Santiago de Compostela last night.
“My thoughts are with those who have lost family and loved ones in this tragic accident,” Mr Gilmore said.
“ The Galician region and the city of Santiago is a popular destination for Irish travellers and the Irish Embassy in Madrid has been in contact with the regional authorities since the accident occured.
“While at this stage, there is no indication of any Irish involvement, the situation is still developing and it will be some time before all of those involved have been identified.”
He said anyone concerned for loved ones they believe may have been travelling on the train should contact his Department at 01-4082000.