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Premier condemns Florida mass shooting

The Premier of Bermuda has condemned yesterday's mass shooting in Florida, describing the incident in which 50 people were killed as an “unimaginable and senseless tragedy”.

The shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub is being called the deadliest shooting in United States history, with another 53 people seriously injured.

“Our hearts are heavy today and our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the those killed and injured,” Michael Dunkley said.

“Bermuda grieves with the Orlando community and stands in solidarity with them. And we join in the global condemnation of this act of hate and intolerance.

“These will undoubtedly be extremely difficult days and weeks ahead.

“And as we struggle to come to grips with this unthinkable tragedy, let us all pray for peace, respect, tolerance and understanding for one another.”

Mr Dunkley will send formal correspondence expressing condolences on behalf of Bermuda to Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida, and Buddy Dyer, the Mayor of Orlando, early this week.

Michael Dunkley, the Premier. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published June 13, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated June 13, 2016 at 8:00 am)

Premier condemns Florida mass shooting

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