Turkmen president expresses condolences to Iranian counterpart
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 27
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed condolences to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the railway accident in the city of Shahroud which resulted in heavy casualties and injuries, the Turkmen government said in a message.
“On behalf of the people of Turkmenistan and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to you, the bereaved families, the loved ones of those who died and wish the injured recovery,” the president’s message said.
Two trains collided and one caught fire in the northern province of Semnan on Nov. 25, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country's worst ever rail disasters. The crash occurred near Shahroud, on the main line between Teheran and Iran's second city Mashhad.