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President sends condolences to Pakistan PM

Nafaahath Ibrahim
01 November 2019, MVT 09:49
A train in Pakistan caught fire after a gas cylinder exploded. PHOTO: AFP
Nafaahath Ibrahim
01 November 2019, MVT 09:49

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday sent a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, following the loss of lives due to a fire incident on a train.

The tragic incident occurred travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi.

In his message President Solih stated that he was deeply saddened to hear the news of the fire.

"At this time of national grief, the Government and the people of Maldives join me in conveying our profound sympathy to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Pakistan. I wish success in the rescue and recovery effort."

Additionally, he urged to convey sincerest condolences to the members of the bereaved families.

At least 70 people were while over 30 people were injured. Reports state that the fire started on Thursday after a gas canister exploded in the train.

Prime Minister Khan ordered to launch an immediate inquiry into the incident.