25 March 2007

Ceku visits Stijovic family

Beta news agency, Belgrade, 10 January 2007 10:20

UGLJARE -- Kosovo PM Agim Ceku has visited the Serb family that lost two young children in a fire in Ugljare, near Kosovo Polje.

Ceku expressed his condolences to the family, and then visited the burned down flat where the Stijovics lived, saying he came as a citizen and a prime minister to offer his support in the wake of the tragedy.

"I sincerely regret that the conditions in which the family has lived contributed to the tragedy taking place. It is the duty of all of us to make sure something of the kind doesn't happen again", Ceku said, adding it will make him happy to, as a prime minister, contribute to a climate where everyone lives freely on their own property.

The funerals of 18-month old Branko and four-year-old Andela Stijovic are scheduled for today. The children lost their lives in a fire that broke out after an electric heater burst to flames in the family's living space, made up of a single room.