2 South Africans seriously wounded in London blasts

Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two South Africans in London were seriously injured in the "terrorist attacks" in London, South Africa's Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday.
A statement released by Foreign Affairs said British authorities informed the ministry of the two injured South Africans who are currently in two separate hospitals in London.
"Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on behalf of the government wishes the two South Africans a speedy recovery.
In the meantime Minister Dlamini Zuma has directed that South African Consular officers based in London visit the two victims in hospital this morning," the statement said.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said the consular section in Pretoria is currently in a process of contacting family members to advise them of these developments and to provide the necessary support.
"At this stage, therefore, it is not possible to release the names of the two victims to the public until such time the next of kin has been informed," Mamoepa added.
The South African government on Thursday condemned the blasts, saying they constituted acts of terrorism and that attacks against civilians can never be justified under any circumstances.

08 july 2005 10:24:00

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