News from the Dean - Friday, 27 November, 2009

Mourning - 26.11.2009

Dear Colleagues, Students and Relatives, Yesterday a tragic event happened at the Department of Biophysics at the Medical Faculty. A mentally ill student who owned a gun licence was shooting in the corridor and in the laboratory, wounding four Hungarian people. One student died on the spot, another student got severely injured. He was being operated on by the casualty surgical team which lasted more than 6 hours and afterwards he was given to the ICU in stable state. We all hope in his full recovery. Two of our colleagues, an instructor and a cleaner were also badly wounded. Following the emergency call the ambulance and the police arrived rapidly. The delinquent was caught by the police within 20 minutes, after he gave himself up at the 7th floor of the 400 Bed Clinic. We thank the ambulance and the police for their swift and proficient intervention. We thank our colleagues for their conduct manifested in the situation. We assure the relatives, students and colleagues that the instruction will continue from Monday as usual. We express our deepest compassion and sympathy to the families of the injured victims and the deceased. We ask everybody to continue their work on the usual high standard. Sincerely, Prof. Péter Németh Dean

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