The New York based Guyana Democracy Project (NYGDP) issued a statement condoling the innocent victims of the Mahdia dormitory fire tragedy and offers its support in recovery and rehabilitation. The organization issued a press statement:
“This was perhaps the deadliest fire in the country’s history, claiming nineteen student lives and injuring several other students.
Members of our group and the diaspora in USA are devastated by this tragedy. We are in shock and grief upon learning about this horrific arson tragedy. Our group reaches out in sorrow of the many victims of this tragedy and to their school, fraternities, families, friends, associates, and communities. We extend our sincere sympathy and support to the families of the individuals involved.
This arson is unconscionable, and we recognize an emanating sense of loss and grief of so many families. That is why we pledge our support and endorse the actions of the government to help the survivors and the families of l the victims.
We grieve with the nation and wish for a quick recovery to all those who were injured. We express our deepest sorrow and grief at the loss of lives and to the injured. We join others in prayers for the souls of those who died as well as for their families in this time of loss and grief. We also pray for those who received burnt injuries and to those who were emotionally wounded from this nightmare.
We are grateful to those who rendered heroic actions to save lives and others who provided assistance to the affected. We also thank the government for its quick, effective and compassionate response to provide assistance, including offering emotional support and counseling, to the affected. And we stand in solidarity with all who grieve with the families of the victims.”