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"The news of this tragedy has deeply shaken our hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities affected by this terrible event,” said Pillay. The circumstances surrounding this incident are truly heart wrenching, and the pain and suffering endured by those present at the celebration are unimaginable.”

He extended our solidarity and support to all who are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

We also call upon the authorities in Iraq to conduct a thorough investigation into this incident to determine the causes and ensure that such a devastating event does not happen again,” Pillay said. Safety measures and accountability are of paramount importance to prevent such tragedies in the future.”


Read the letter of the WCC general secretary