Prime Minister Iveta Radičová convened an extraordinary session of her cabinet for Tuesday afternoon, August 31 to announce a day of national mourning on September 1 for victims of the August 30 shooting spree in Bratislava that left eight dead, the SITA newswire reported.
The cabinet plans to discuss the shooting tragedy in Devínska Nová Ves, one of the worst such incidents in the country's history, the initial results of the ongoing investigation, and to consider compensation for people affected by the tragedy.
The Government Office also cancelled its open-house event planned for September 1, SITA wrote. Instead, a book of condolences for casualties of the Devínska Nová Ves massacre will be displayed at the hall of the office.
The shooting spree resulted in eight fatalities including the gunman who killed himself when surrounded by police. The man had shot six members of a Roma family living in his neighbourhood. The seventh victim, a 52-year old woman, was shot on her balcony when the escaping gunman started shooting randomly at windows and anybody who moved.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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31. Aug 2010 at 14:00