In connection with the tragic events in Prague, the University of Warsaw issued a message of condolences from Rector Alojzy Nowak. In turn, the mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, wrote on Facebook: “We send our condolences to our friends from the sister city.” There was a shooting on Thursday at Charles University. The police report at least 15 victims.
“Shaken by the tragic events that affected the Academic Community of our ally Charles University in Prague, we express our sincerest condolences to the University Authorities,” we read in the statement of the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Alojzy Nowak, which appeared on the university’s website.
“We express our special condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and all those injured. We also assure you of the support and solidarity of the University of Warsaw in these difficult moments,” wrote the Rector of the University of Warsaw.
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, also reacted to the tragedy in Prague. “Terrible news from Prague, Czech Republic. We send our condolences to our friends from our sister city in connection with the tragic events at Charles University. We unite in pain with the families of the victims. The Capital City of Warsaw is with you, friends! Varšava je s vámi, přátelé!” – he wrote on Facebook.
Shooting at Charles University in Prague
After 3 p.m. local time, the Czech police announcedthat a shooting took place on Jan Palach Square on the premises of Charles University in Prague. “Based on preliminary information, we can confirm that there are fatalities and injuries at the site,” she said on the X platform (formerly Twitter). In a subsequent statement, the police said that “at least 15 people died.”
Czech police indicated that the shooter was a student of the Faculty of Arts. She also reported that “the attacker was eliminated.”
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