Radisson hotel in Bamako to be reopened soon, group president says

The president of Rezidor group which owns Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, said on Tuesday the hotel will be reopened very soon after last Friday's terrorist attack that claimed over 20 lives.

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Rescue team members carry out a body of a victim from the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. Three Chinese citizens were killed in a hostage-taking situation at the Radisson Blu hotel in the Malian capital, while four other Chinese citizens were rescued, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua/Stringer)
Rescue team members carry out a body of a victim from the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. Three Chinese citizens were killed in a hostage-taking situation at the Radisson Blu hotel in the Malian capital, while four other Chinese citizens were rescued, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua/Stringer)

The group’s president Wolfgang Newmann made the remarks in Bamako after meeting with Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to thank him for the government’s extraordinary support during the attack.

Photo taken on Nov. 21, 2015 shows the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. (Xinhua/Wang Meng)
Photo taken on Nov. 21, 2015 shows the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. (Xinhua/Wang Meng)
“We are saddened, shocked and angry at the senseless killing of innocent people that occurred on Friday,” Newmann said, adding that “all efforts were being made to restore the hotel to the state it was in before the attack.”

Noting that he had already met with families of the victims, the Rezidor group president said his organization will provide professional counselling to victims and their families.

He promised that the hotel’s management will jointly with government review the hotel’s security plan. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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