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Russia's President Voices Heartfelt Condolences to Sisi over Train Collision

Sat 27 Mar 2021 | 10:08 AM

On Saturday, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent a message of condolence to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi over Friday's deadly train collision.

Putin said in a telegram published on the Kremlin official website, "Honorable President, my dear friend, please accept our deep condolences regarding the tragic repercussions of the disaster that occurred on the railway in Sohag governorate."

He added, "I call on you to convey expressions of sympathy and sincere support to the families of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery for all the injured."

At least 32 people were killed and 165 injured as two trains collided in the Tahta district in Sohag governorate, Upper Egypt on Friday, the health ministry said.

President Sisi vowed “deterrent punishment” for the culprits of the deadly train collision, stressing determination to end a “pattern of such disasters."

“Whoever caused this tragic accident, whether through negligence or corruption or other reasons, will face deterrent punishment with no exceptions, reluctance or deferment,” El-Sisi said in a post on his Facebook page.

The president also expressed condolences to the families of the victims and promised suitable compensations to their families.