HUNGARY, Budapest: Hungarian President Katalin Novak has conveyed her condolences to her Tanzanian counterpart, Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, in the wake of the tragic mudslide in Hanang, Manyara, which has claimed the lives of 63 people so far, leaving several injured and homeless.
Reflecting on her official visit to Tanzania with fond memories, President Novak shared on X (formerly Twitter) that she feels the sadness of the tragedy “even more intensely.”
“My heartfelt condolences to @SuluhuSamia and the people of #Tanzania on their losses and bereavement caused by the landslides. I look back to my official visit to the country with fond memories, so I feel the sadness of the tragedy even more intensely. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims,” she posted.
The Hungarian Head of State arrived in Tanzania on July 17, 2023, for a three-day state visit.
Quoting Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, the Daily News reported on Tuesday that the number of casualties in the Hanang mudslide catastrophe had risen to 63. The deceased include 40 women and 23 men, while 116 others are still recuperating at different hospitals.
President Samia was forced to cut short her trip to Dubai, UAE, due to the tragedy. The Head of State was in Dubai for the United Nations’ COP28.”