MAE: Spanish Authorities Confirm Death of Two Missing Romanian Women After Valencia Fire

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The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) announced that the Spanish authorities have completed the process of identifying the victims of the fire at a residential building in Valencia and have confirmed the death of two women with Romanian citizenship who were initially declared missing.

“Continuing the information regarding the situation of Romanian citizens affected by the fire that occurred on February 22, 2024 at a residential building in Valencia, the Kingdom of Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) specifies that the Spanish authorities notified the representatives of the Romanian Consulate in Castellon from Plana said they completed the process of identifying the victims and confirmed the death of two Romanian citizens who had initially been declared missing. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends its condolences to the bereaved family”, said MAE.

The Foreign Ministry also stated that the family of the deceased Romanian citizens was notified by the Spanish authorities, according to the procedures.

At the same time, the MAE mentioned that the representatives of the Romanian Consulate in Castellon de la Plana are still in contact with the Spanish authorities and the Romanian citizens affected by the fire who have requested consular assistance and are following the evolution of the situation, in order to ensure consular assistance/protection, according to their competences and with compliance with Spanish legislation.

The two Romanian women were on the list of missing persons in the fire that consumed a block of flats in Valencia. They lived on the 8th floor of the 14-story tower just above the apartment where the fire broke out. They were mother and daughter.

Flori and Alina Cristea, mother and daughter, lived with rent for 2 years in the block that burned, right above the apartment where the fire started.

Ten deaths have been confirmed in the huge fire in Valencia, which, fueled by strong winds, erupted on Thursday evening in the wealthy district of El Campanar.

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