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Odisha train accident: World leaders including Pakistan PM, Putin, China mourn deaths of Indian Rail disaster

The accident, involving three trains, is one of the worst in the country and took place in Balasore district on Friday night. The accident also injured more than 900 people.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 New Delhi Updated on: June 03, 2023 21:12 IST
Rescuers work at the site of a passenger trains accident,
Image Source : AP Rescuers work at the site of a passenger trains accident, in the Balasore district.

Odisha train accident: Leaders from across the world, including Pakistan's Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Russian President Putin expressed condolence to the families and the Government of India for the triple train crash that took place in Odisha in which at least 261 people were killed. "Deeply saddened by the loss of hundreds of lives in a train accident in India. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in this tragedy. Prayers for speedy recovery of the injured," Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif said on Twitter. 

Notably, the accident, involving three trains, is one of the worst in the country and took place in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday night. The accident also injured more than 900 people. "Saddened to learn of the high death toll in the tragic train accident in Odisha, India. Our condolences for the families of the victims. Wish a speedy recovery to the injured. #BalasoreTrainAccident," tweeted Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto.

Chinese President Xi Jinping also sent condolence messages to his Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu and PM Modi over the heavy casualties caused by the train accident in Odisha. 

 

What the Russian President said

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to the President of India Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the deadly train collision in the Indian state of Odisha.

"We share the grief of those who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident, and wish a speedy recovery for those injured," read the statement.

Kishida and Canadian Prime Minister also expressed condolence

Meanwhile, several other world leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have expressed their deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the fatal crash. Japan's Prime Minister Kishida sent a condolence message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the train accident.

"I am deeply saddened by the news of the loss of many precious lives and the injuries in the train accident in the State of Odisha. On behalf of the Government of Japan and its people, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families. I also pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured," Kishida said in a statement.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi also sent a condolence message to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. "I am deeply saddened by the news of the loss of many precious lives in the train accident in the State of Odisha. I pray for the souls of the victims and extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I also sincerely hope that those who were injured will recover swiftly," Hayashi said.

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said at this difficult time, Canadians are standing with the people of India. “The images and reports of the train crash in Odisha, India break my heart. I’m sending my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones, and I’m keeping the injured in my thoughts. At this difficult time, Canadians are standing with the people of India,” Trudeau tweeted.

Visiting Nepal PM extends condolence to bereaved families

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda', who is on a four-day visit to India, tweeted, “I’m saddened by the loss of dozens of lives in a train accident in Odisha, India today. I extend deep condolences to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, Government, and the bereaved families in this hour of grief.”

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said that he is “deeply saddened” to learn about the train accident in Odisha. He wished for a speedy recovery for all those affected in the accident. “Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Odisha. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of the victims & those injured. I hope for a speedy recovery for all those affected. Sri Lanka stands with India in this time of grief,” Ali Sabry tweeted.

Bhutan's Prime Minster Lotay Tshering tweeted," Sending prayers to @narendramodi and the people of India as we hear developments of the tragic train crash in Odisha.
May the loved ones find strength, as they come to terms with the loss and horror. We share your pain and pray for quick healing."

Taiwan President hopes rescue operation could save all 

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen also extended heartfelt condolences to the victims. "Taiwan Praying for everyone affected by the train accident in India. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and hope that rescue operations can save all those in need," she tweeted.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani also expressed condolences on the train tragedy. "The Italian Government expresses deep condolences to #India for the tragic train accident that occurred today in Balasore. A prayer for the victims and the injured, I hope that those still trapped will be rescued," Tajani tweeted.

UN General Assembly president Csaba Korosi too expressed his deepest condolence to the families over the tragic train accident. “I’m deeply saddened to hear the news of the train crash in Odisha, India. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and with the emergency services. Heartfelt condolences to the people and the Government of India,” Korosi, the President of the 77th session of the General Assembly tweeted.

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