Buhari Commiserates with Indian Prime Minister over Train Disaster


By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow and regret over yesterday’s train disaster in India that killed more than 100 passengers near Pukhrayan.

In a statement, issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, he president expressed great sorrow and profound shock over the train derailment and heavy loss of lives.

Buhari commiserated with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and the families of the victims.

Buhari said: “the loss of human life on whatever scale, and anywhere, is bad enough,” adding that “the world becomes united in sorrow during such moments because our common humanity makes us a family.”

The president said that the government and the people of Nigeria felt and shared the pains and the anguish of the families of the victims and all Indians.

The Nigerian leader prayed that God would comfort the grieving Asian nation.