Media Statement

20 November 2016

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of India following fatal train accident

On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, H. E. President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to H. E. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government and people of the Republic of India following the fatal train accident in northern Uttar Pradesh this morning, which has claimed the lives of scores of people and left many injured.

“Our thoughts are with the people of India in the aftermath of the derailing of the Patna-Indore Express near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh this morning. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Government of India and to everyone affected, particularly the families and friends of those killed and injured,” said President Zuma.

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