The train crash has become one of the deadliest in India in recent times.© Reuters
Pakistani goalkeeper Muhammad Rizwan offered his condolences and prayers to the victims of the horrific train accident in Odisha. A devastating train accident in Orissa’s Balasore district on Friday night left at least 275 people dead and about 1,000 injured. is one of the deadliest such accidents since independence. Rizwan prayed for all the victims of the accident.
Rizwan tweeted: “Losing human lives is always painful as we are all one ummah. My heart and prayers go out to the people affected by the train accident in India.”
The loss of human lives is always painful, because we are all one Ummah. My heart and prayers go out to the people affected by the train accident in India. pic.twitter.com/8Rsq2TSEoD
— Muhammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) June 4, 2023
Earlier Sunday, former Indian striker Virender Sehwag announced that his school would offer free education and boarding to children who lost their parents in the accident.
Former India captain Virat Kohli and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra among several other athletes have expressed their anguish over the devastating train accident.
Officials in Bhubaneswar said 200 ambulances, 50 buses and 45 mobile medical units, along with 1,200 personnel, were at the scene. The bodies were transported to hospitals by all means of transport, including tractors.
Kohli, who has been in England with Team India for the World Testing Championship final against Australia at the Oval since June 7, wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
India’s first individual Olympic champion, rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra was heartbroken by the news of the accident.
(with PTI inputs)
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