The co-chairs of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnerhsip have released statemetns on today’s tragic events in Vauxhall.
January 16, 2013
Councillor Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership said:
“Our first thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives in Vauxhall this morning. I want to praise the response of the emergency services who are at the scene. I understand that swift action by the fire service may well have saved the life of one of the casualties of the crash.
“The incident has been a shock for the many residents and workers in this densely built up residential and commercial area with tragic deaths and serious injuries.
“The safety of Lambeth residents is my major concern and I will be seeking reassurances about the procedures governing helicopter flights.”
Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership said:
“I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the families of the two people who have lost their lives as a result of today’s tragic events in Vauxhall. I would also like to pay tribute to the courage and professionalism of the emergency services who responded so quickly and efficiently to today’s unprecedented scenes.
“We have set up an emergency rest centre to offer shelter and accommodation to residents of the area who have been evacuated from their homes or cannot get through police cordons around the crash site.”