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Leaders from around the world expressed grief over the Odisha train accident, many offered help


World leaders have expressed condolences on the Odisha train accident.
Trains collided with each other in Balasore, Odisha on Friday evening.
So far 288 people have died in this accident.

New Delhi. Condolences poured in from all over the world for those killed in the Odisha train accident on Saturday. Taiwan President Tsai Ing Wen, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Charles Michel, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti expressed their condolences to those affected by the train accident.

Taiwan’s President Sai Ing Wen said in a tweet, ‘Praying for all those affected by the train accident in India. I express my deepest condolences to the victims and their families and hope that the rescue operation can save all those in need.

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At the same time, the President of the European Council Charles Michel said that ‘I have deep condolences to the people of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the tragedy in Odisha. We share your pain and wish a speedy recovery to all the victims. EU is ready to provide assistance in any way.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said that the pictures of the train accident have deeply hurt him. Trudeau said in a tweet, ‘The pictures and reports of the train accident in Odisha, India have deeply shocked me. I am sending my deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones, and I am praying for the injured. The people of Canada stand with the people of India in this difficult time.

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Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said, ‘We express our deepest condolences following the devastating train accident in the eastern state of Odisha, India. Our sympathies are also with the injured and the emergency personnel working to assist them. US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti said in a tweet, ‘On behalf of the US Mission in India, I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic train accident in Balasore. In this hour of grief, we stand with the people of India and Odisha.

Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov also expressed his condolences. Alipov said in a tweet, ‘Deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic train accident in Odisha. I wish speedy recovery to the injured. Let us inform that so far 288 people have died in the collision of Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train in Balasore, Odisha on Friday. And around 1000 people have been injured. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have visited the spot. Rescue operations are on and officials are trying to identify those killed in the accident and rescue those trapped.

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