UN chief expresses grief over India's train tragedy

By Arul Louis

United Nations, Jun 5 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by India's railway tragedy and sends condolences to the families of the victims, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

"The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injury in a train accident in Odisha," he said on Saturday.

"The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the families of the victims, as well as the people and government of India. He wishes a swift and full recovery to those who were injured," he added.

In the crash involving the Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Super Fast Express and a freight on Friday in Odisha, nearly 280 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured.



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