President Bola Tinubu has sent his condolences to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the people of the Republic of India following a train crash that killed more than 280 passengers.
On Friday, two passenger trains and a goods train collided in the Indian city of Balasore, located in the eastern state of Odisha, resulting in what has been described as one of the worst rail crashes in recent history. Over 280 people were killed and over 900 others were injured in the incident.
Commiserating with the families of the victims, Tinubu, in a statement issued on Saturday via his twitter handle stated, “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.