Charity bike ride honours Noémie & Camille
(CS) A charity bike event in Wincrange on Friday evening honoured NGO workers Noémie Siebenaller and Camille Arend who were among the victims of the Air Algérie crash in Mali on Thursday.
Both had travelled to Burkina Faso as part of a project by Luxembourg charity “Le Soleil dans la Main” (ASDM) to help underprivileged children in the region. Arend, a teacher in Wincrange, was the president of the organisation and also member of a local cycling club, which organises an annual 24-hour bike ride.
He was set to take part in the event, which started Friday evening and this year raises funds for Luxembourg Transplant.
On Friday evening, organisers took a moment to remember Arend and Siebenaller with a lap in their honour.
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel earlier in the day had officially confirmed the deaths of the Luxembourg nationals, expressing his condolences and saying that the government's thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
Efforts are now underway to identify the bodies and bring them back to the Grand Duchy.
The news of the Air Algérie plane crash and its victims came only a week after it was confirmed that a British-Dutch family living in Roeser were killed in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine.