UNESCO shows solidarity to relatives of Santa Maria tragedy victims
"UNESCO Brazil stands in solidarity to relatives and friends of the victims of the tragedy at Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, in the early hours of 27 January 2013.
The State of Rio Grande do Sul and the country lost a significant part of their youth. Most of the victims were students at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) hailing from different parts of the country, who had their lives and promising careers cut short.
We hereby express our sincerest condolences and hope that families and friends of the victims are able to gather up strength to overcome this difficult time in their lives.
UNESCO Brasilia Office"