President Irfaan Ali has written to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, conveying Guyana’s condolences following the horrific train crash in that country, which killed 275 people and left more than 1000 injured.
“On behalf of the Government and people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, I extend my sincere condolences to you and the people of India, and especially to all those affected by this devastating incident,” President Ali said in the letter.
The three-train collision occurred on Friday night near the Bahanaga Bazar Station 170 miles south of Kolkata, according to BBC and has been described as India’s worst rail accident this century.
“In times of such tragedy, it is important for us to come together as a global community and offer support to one another. I want to assure you that Guyana stands in solidarity with India during this difficult time,” the Guyanese Head of State noted.