Czechs to give four million to West for Sokolovna

The Czech government will give four million crowns (about 200,000 US dollars) to the people of the town of West in Texas, where fourteen people died and dozens of houses were destroyed as a result of an explosion last week. The Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg made the announcement in Brussels on Tuesday, saying that most of the money will be used to rebuild the Sokol building in the town, where three-quarters of inhabitants are of Czech descent.

Author: Masha Volynsky