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Train crash : Foreign countries send condolences to Morocco

A photo from the train crash that took place Tuesday near Bouknadel in Morocco./Ph. DR
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Several foreign countries reacted on Tuesday, 16th of October, to the train crash that took place near Bouknadel in Morocco. 7 people died in the tragic incident while 86 were wounded.

The Spanish Embassy in Morocco published a letter of condolence sent by the Spanish government on its official Twitter account.

«We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims on behalf of the Spanish people», wrote the Spanish embassy.

Meanwhile, the French Embassy in Morocco spoke about the tragedy. «It is with great regret that we learned about the train accident that took place today in Morocco, near Bouknadel», tweeted the French mission in the Kingdom.

On the other hand, Thomas Reilly, the UK’s ambassador to Morocco expressed on Twitter his «deep condolences and those of [his] government to those who were wounded in this horrific accident». «All our prayers go to those who have lost their lives and for their families», he wrote.

The US embassy in Rabat has also tweeted, expressing its «deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those affected by today’s tragic train accident». 

Arab countries, including Jordan and Kuwait were the first to react to the tragic incident. Quoted by the Arabic-language newspaper MNC Daily, the king of Jordan Abdellah II sent a letter of condolence to King Mohammed. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabir al-Sabah also sent a letter of condolence to the Moroccan ruler, says Alnafetha News.

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