India expressed grief on Saturday over the death of around 50 people in a train accident in Taiwan that’s mentioned to be the nation’s deadliest rail crash in many years.
India additionally conveyed condolences to the households of the victims.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives in the railway accident in Taiwan. Our deepest condolences to the families. And our prayers for the early recovery of the injured,” Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson within the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), mentioned in a tweet.
According to stories, the specific prepare was going from the capital metropolis of Taipei to the southeastern Taiwanese metropolis of Taitung on Friday and it crashed inside a tunnel.
At least 50 individuals have been reportedly killed and over 150 injured within the accident.
Responding to the MEA’s message, the overseas ministry of Taiwan thanked it for the “expression of sentiment and support”.
“Thank you @MEAIndia for the expression of sentiment & support. This genuinely friendly gesture will touch the people, & bring Taiwan & India closer in a real & lasting manner,” it wrote on Twitter.
India doesn’t have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, however each side have commerce and people-to-people ties.
China claims Taiwan as a part of its territory.