Foreign Affairs minister expresses condolences in FIU bridge collapse

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims of last Thursday's tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University (FIU).

In a release today, the ministry said the death of a Jamaican man, Navaro Brown, 37, was now confirmed officially by the American authorities. Brown was one of six victims.

The minister also noted that investigations continue regarding the cause of the accident.

“The ministry will continue to monitor and update the public if new information becomes available,” she said.

According to the last official census conducted by the United States Census Bureau in 2010, there are 206,665 Jamaicans in Florida.

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