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PM Modi expresses gratitude to world leaders for condolence messages on train tragedy

Prime minister Narendra Modi has expressed gratitude to the world leaders for their condolence messages on the Odisha train accident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his gratitude to the world leaders for their condolence messages on the tragic Odisha three-train accident, saying he was “deeply moved” by their kind gesture.

“Deeply moved by the condolence messages from world leaders on the train mishap in Odisha. Their kind words will give strength to the bereaved families. Gratitude for their support,” PM Modi tweeted.

World leaders, including US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed their condolences to the families and the Government of India on Saturday over one of the country’s worst train accidents that killed at least 261 people.

PM Modi also commended the teams involved in rescue and relief work at the accident site in Odisha’s Balasore district from where 1,000 injured passengers were taken to hospitals.

“I commend each and every person belonging to the teams of railways, NDRF, ODRAF, local authorities, police, fire service, volunteers and others who are working tirelessly on the ground and strengthening the rescue ops. Proud of their dedication,” PM Modi tweeted.

“The courage and compassion shown by the people of our nation in the face of adversity is truly inspiring. As soon as the train mishap took place in Odisha, people immersed themselves in assisting rescue ops. Several people lined up to donate blood “, he added.