Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Balázs appreciated the extreme effort of Slovak mountain rescue service staff that helped to save the lives of three Hungarian mountaineers over the past weekend after an avalanche in the High Tatras, the SITA newswire wrote, based on information from Igor Skoček of the press department of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Skoček added that Slovak diplomacy chief Miroslav Lajčák received a letter from Balázs in which the Hungarian side expressed gratitude for the saved lives. The minister also thanked all doctors and nurses who participated in treating the Hungarian citizens. “He emphasised the courage, professionalism and personal engagement of all the rescuers,” the report says.
The information about the rescued mountaineers was also positively evaluated in Hungarian media, Skoček added. The trio of Hungarian mountaineers was saved after an avalanche swept them away. It was the first avalanche accident in the mountains this year but fortunately everybody survived, though with serious injuries. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Jan 2010 at 14:00