King, Crown Prince offer condolences over Egyptian train mishap

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman sent a cable of condolence to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt, following a collision of two trains, near the city of Alexandria, that left about dozens dead and scores injured.

“We have learned with great pain the news of a train collision near Alexandria, resulting in deaths and injuries. On behalf of myself, the government and people of Saudi Arabia, I offer my deepest condolence and sincere consolation to Your Excellency, as well as to the families of the victims and the people of Egypt,” the King said in his cable. The King prayed to Almighty Allah to bestow mercy on the deceased as well as to enable their families to be patient in overcoming this tragedy.

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, also sent a similar cable of condolence to Al-Sisi. “I received with pain the news of a train collision near Alexandria, resulting in deaths and injuries. I offer to Your Excellency and the families of all victims, my deepest condolences and sincere consolation, praying to the Almighty Allah to bestow mercy on the dead and speedy recovery to the injured,” he said.

At least 37 people were killed and 123 were injured after two trains collided on Friday. The accident occurred near the Khorshid train station when a train traveling from Cairo slammed into the back of a train from Port Said, on the Suez Canal, Egypt’s railway authority said.


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