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President Tinubu Mourns Victims Of India Train Crash



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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expressed his condolences to the government and people of India following a tragic train crash that claimed the lives of over 280 passengers.

News About Nigeria reports that his condolences were contained in a statement signed by presidential media aide, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz on Saturday, June 3.

The devastating incident occurred in Balasore, a city in the eastern state of Odisha, involving two passenger trains and a goods train.

It is considered one of the worst rail accidents in recent times, leaving more than 900 individuals injured.

President Tinubu, in a statement released on Saturday morning, described the train accident as deeply saddening and offered his sympathies to the Indian government and the families affected by the tragedy.

He emphasized the need for global support to assist India in effectively responding to this catastrophic accident, considering the scale of the crash and the significant number of casualties.

During this challenging time, President Tinubu expressed solidarity with India, standing by the nation as a brother.

He extended his heartfelt condolences to His Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the people of India, and the families who lost their loved ones in the crash.

In a devastating train collision in India, over 850 people were injured and at least 288 lost their lives, making it the deadliest railway accident in the country in more than two decades.

The crash, which occurred late on Friday near Balasore in Odisha, left train compartments mangled and bloodied, with images showing the wreckage and the aftermath.

Rescue workers diligently searched for survivors amidst the overturned carriages, while numerous bodies were respectfully placed beside the tracks, covered by white sheets.

As dawn arrived on Saturday, the extent of the tragedy became fully visible. Sudhanshu Sarangi, the Director General of Odisha Fire Services, reported death toll of 288, acknowledging that rescue operations were still ongoing and many people had suffered severe injuries.