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Russia, France Condole Loss of Lives in Kanpur Train Tragedy

Russia and France have condoled the loss of lives in the Indore-Patna Express train tragedy on Sunday with French government expressing solidarity with India in this terrible ordeal.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:November 21, 2016, 3:56 PM IST
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Russia, France Condole Loss of Lives in Kanpur Train Tragedy
The Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district. (Image: Akhilesh Rastogi/CNN-News18)

New Delhi: Russia and France have condoled the loss of lives in the Indore-Patna Express train tragedy on Sunday with French government expressing solidarity with India in this terrible ordeal.

In his message to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, "Kindly accept profound condolences in connection with the tragic consequences of the train crash in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

"I request you to convey the words of sincere sympathy and support to the near and dear ones of the deceased and wishes of speedy recovery to all injured people."

The French Foreign Ministry said France offers its condolences to the near and dear ones of the victims of this tragedy and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

"It assures India of its solidarity in this terrible ordeal," the Spokesperson in the French Foreign Ministry said.

Over 140 people have died after the Indore-Patna Express derailed in Kanpur's Pukhrayan area yesterday. More than 200 passengers were also injured in the accident.

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| Edited by: Rini Sharma
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