Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, issued a statement on Saturday saying, “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the news of the casualties in the train accident in Odisha, India.”
United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the death of a large number of people in the horrific train accident in Odisha. 288 pengers were killed and over 1,100 were injured in a train accident in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday. The accident occurred when 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Express derailed and collided with a goods train at Balasore. Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, issued a statement on Saturday saying, “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the news of the casualties in the train accident in Odisha, India.”
Guterres expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, the people and government of India, and wishes the injured a speedy and full recovery, the statement said. Earlier, UN General embly President Sabah Korosi also expressed his deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and the injured in the train accident.
The President of the 77th session of the General embly had tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the train accident in Odisha. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Deepest condolences to the government and people of India.” United Nations Development Program Administrator Achim Steiner also said in a tweet that he was following the news of the tragic accident in Odisha “with a heavy heart”. Expressing his condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones, he said, “Our thoughts are with them. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.
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