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Nigeria Commiserates With India Over Train Crash That Claimed 280

President Tinubu described as heartrending, the incident which left 900 injured.


Nigeria President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commiserated with the government and people of the Republic of India over a multiple train crash which claimed lives of over 280 passengers in the country. 

The fatal crash involving two passenger trains and a goods train in the Indian city of Balasore, in the eastern state of Odisha, occurred on Friday. 

Aside those killed, over 900 others were injured in what was one of the worst rail crashes in recent history.

The President, in a release issued on his behalf by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz on Saturday, described the train accident as heartrending, while consoling the Indian government and families of the victims. 

President Tinubu said: “My heart goes to the families of those affected in the unfortunate and heartrending train crash in the Indian state of Odisha. 

“We stand with India in brotherhood at this difficult time. The magnitude of the crash and the high casualty figure call for global support for India to adequately respond to this calamitous accident. 

“I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to His Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the people of India and the families of those trapped in the crash”.

Deji Elumoye in Abuja