Iran sympathizes with India over train accident

October 21, 2018 - 10:47

TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday expressed regret over a train accident in northern India which led to the death and injury of dozens of people.

In a statement, Qassemi also offered sympathy to the Indian nation and government and the bereaved families, the Foreign Ministry website reported.

India’s northern state of Punjab’s chief minister has said 59 people were killed and 57 injured in a railway accident on Friday in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for a festival in the city of Amritsar.

MH/PA

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