|Updated: 6 October 1999||KFOR Press Updates|
KFOR Press Statement
by Major Roland Lavoie, KFOR Spokesperson
It has been remarkably quiet over Kosovo during the last 24 hours, with only a few house fires and sporadic gunfire shots heard in some areas. No major crimes were reported and KFOR will do everything possible to ensure that the security situation continues to improve for the benefit of all the people of Kosovo.
Two unfortunate road traffic accidents involving KFOR vehicles occurred
-- one in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where three civilians
were killed, and one in Milosevo, which claimed the lives of two civilians.
These accidents are greatly regretted and we wish to offer our condolences
to the families and friends of those who died.
The other accident, involving a civilian car and a French KFOR lorry, occurred yesterday at 15:15 hrs, 300 metres south of the Milosevo bridge, between Pristina and Vucitrn (in Multinational Brigade Centre). The five civilians travelling in the car were seriously injured and two of them subsequently died from their injuries. The three others were immediately evacuated to the Pristina Hospital, where they are reprted to be in a critical condition. No KFOR military personnel were injured and an investigation is currently ongoing.
In Multinational Brigade West, a school in Vrela is schduled to reopen for the students on September 1st. The school was refurbished by local civilians helped by KFOR troops, who provided materials and two trucks.
In Multinational Brigade East, Unexploded Ordnance Disposal teams are within two days of clearing all 179 schools in their sector of mines and unexploded ordnance. Fortunately, as of this date, no mines or unexploded ordnance have been found in any of the schools the teams have gone through.
Multinational brigades North and South also reported a very stable situation. They are pursuing security operations and supporting a variety of engineering projects such as school repairs, mine clearance, disposal of ordnance and support to UNMIK and non-governmental organizations.