As soon as the news that JeanPaul Sofia, a 20-year-old man, was found dead in the rubble of the building that collapsed in the Industrial Zone of Kordin, many expressed their sadness and left heartfelt messages on all social media platforms.
JeanPaul was described by his friends, as a “true friend with a heart of gold”, a person who always had a smile on his face and was eager to help everyone around him.
On the other hand, the President of Malta George Vella, in a Facebook post, said that he is “Saddened by the news of the loss of 20 year old, Jean Paul Sofia.” The President offered his sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues. He also thanked all the brave rescuers and kept his thoughts with the hospitalised workers.
The Maltese Olympic Committee also commented about the sad news saying that JeanPaul’s father was part of the MOC team for nearly 20 years “and our hearts go out to him and his loved ones in such a difficult time.”
Leader of Opposition Bernard Grech, expressed his condolences to family and friends whilst thanking the workers who carried out such a delicate operation.
Labour Minister Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi also thanked all the workers involved and also wished well to the people who are still fighting for their lives after what happened in Corradino on Saturday.