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Buhari expresses sadness over death of 141 in Indian bridge collapse

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of India over the reported collapse of a British-era bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi, where 141 people died. 

The Nigerian leader made his feelings known in a condolence message issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Monday in Abuja.

”On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I wish to express my profound sorrow and sincere sympathy to the Prime Minister, families of the deceased, and the people of India following this tragic incident,” Mr Buhari said.

The president prayed for the recovery of all the persons who suffered injuries.

Indian rescue personnel conducted search operations after a bridge across the river Machchhu collapsed in Morbi, some 220 km from Ahmedabad.

On Sunday, at least 141 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, died, and several others remain missing following the bridge collapse tragedy.

The bridge was a major tourist attraction, which was reopened last week after being closed for seven months due to renovation.

(NAN)

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