THE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, has announced that the bodies of the two Spanish victims of the Sri Lanka bombings have returned to Spain.
The remains of the Galician couple, María González Vicente and Alberto Chaves Gómez, arrived in Madrid at 7.50am today (Friday), stated the mayor of Pontecesures (Pontevedra), Juan Manuel Vidal.
They are due to be buried tomorrow (Saturday) and they will be joined by family and friends.
“The remains of the two Spanish victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka are already in Spain, a bloody chain of attacks that should never have happened,” Borrell wrote on his Twitter account.
Ya están en #España los restos de los dos españoles víctimas de los atentados en #SriLanka, una cruenta cadena de ataques que nunca debió haber sucedido. Mi más sentido pésame a las familias y mi agradecimiento a @EmbEspIndia y a la Cónsul Honoraria en Colombo por su desempeño.
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) April 26, 2019
The victims, who were on holiday at the time, were having breakfast at their hotel when the attack was carried out.
Hundreds of people were killed last Sunday (21) during several attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.