Qureshi sends condolence message to Krishna on WB train mishap
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Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010, 21:26
New Delhi: In their first official communication after the Islamabad talks, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to External Affairs Minister S M Krishna condoling the death of over 60 people in a train accident in West Bengal.

Krishna thanked him for the "thoughtful gesture".

Qureshi, in a written message, has conveyed his condolences on the tragic loss of lives in the train accident in West Bengal on July 19, 2010, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said today.

"In his reply, Krishna has thanked the Foreign Minister of Pakistan for this thoughtful gesture," he said.

Over 60 people were killed when a Sealdah-bound Express train rammed into another train from behind at Sainithia station in Birbhum district on Monday.

The condolence message was the first official communication between Krishna and Qureshi after their talks in Islamabad on July 15 ended in sharp differences which were reflected at their joint press conference.


First Published: Friday, July 23, 2010, 21:26

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