The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a message of condolences to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Republic, following the collision of two trains in Sohag Governorate, and the resulting deaths and injuries.
The king said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency: “We learned of the news of the collision of two trains in Sohag Governorate, and the resulting deaths and injuries. His (Allah’s) mercy and forgiveness, and may he (Allah) inspire their families with patience and solace, and to bless the injured with a speedy recovery.” The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also offered condolences to the Egyptian leadership, heads of government and people, over the painful incident.
In turn, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, offered condolences to Egypt, its people and its government over the victims of the Sohag train accident, which resulted in a number of casualties, among the injured and missing on Friday.
Prince Faisal wrote on Twitter: “My sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims of the train collision in Egypt and condolences to the government and people of the brotherly Republic of Egypt, and I ask God Almighty to give them the breadth of his mercy and inspire their family with patience and solace. I also pray to God to bless the injured with a speedy recovery.”
The Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement: We express our deep sorrow for the collision between two trains in Sohag Governorate in the south of the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt, which resulted in dozens of victims and injured, and we express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt, leadership, government and people, with wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.