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Foreign ministry sending HUF 5 million in emergency aid to central Romanian secondary school

Hungary's foreign ministry is sending 5 million forints (EUR 13,050) in emergency aid to the Tamasi Aron Secondary School in Odorheiu Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely), in central Romania, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

A 17-year-old boy died on Monday when around one-third of the school’s student hostel collapsed after the building’s exterior wall came down. Another three girls were pulled from the rubble, one of whom was seriously injured.

The ministry is sending the aid in collaboration with the Hungary Helps humanitarian programme and Hungarian Interchurch Aid, Szijjarto said on Facebook, adding that the money will go towards supporting the students affected by the tragedy and their families.

The minister said those affected by the tragedy will be given all the help they need. He expressed the ministry’s condolences to the family of the student who died and said they were praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.

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