Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his condolences to the families of the victims who died in the devastating Tezgam fire and wished a "speedy recovery to injured survivors."
"On behalf of my country, I express my deepest condolences to the people of Pakistan: our friends and brothers," he said in a video message: aware
Erdogan mentioned 65 victims, as previously reported; However, the number of deaths increased to 73 late Thursday.
About 73 people died in the city of Liaqatpur, Rahim Yar Khan district, when three cars on a Tezgam train caught fire on Thursday. According to initial reports, the fire was caused by a cylinder explosion that occurred when passengers prepared breakfast on a moving train.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, sent messages of condolence, the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, Alice G. Wells, the Chinese embassy in Pakistan and the former High British commissioner in Pakistan, Thomas Drew, among others.
"We have just returned from visiting Pakistan, we were horrified and deeply saddened to hear the tragic fire of the Tezgam train near Rahim Yar Khan," said a statement issued by Kensington Palace on behalf of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and families affected by this heartbreaking disaster."
Raab wrote to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, "to express his condolences on behalf of the United Kingdom" for the "tragic fire of the Tezgam train," the British foreign office said in a tweet.
"Our thoughts are with all those affected and their friends and family," the tweet added.
Wells also extended his "deepest condolences" to the families of the victims of the "heartbreaking train accident."
A statement published by the Twitter account of the South and Central Asian Affairs Office of the US Department of State. UU. He said: "Terrible news from Rahim Yar Khan about today's heartbreaking train accident. I send my most sincere condolences to the families of the passengers and the people of #Pakistan" AGW ".
The Chinese embassy in Pakistan said it was "saddened by the tragic accident" and extended "sincere condolences and sympathy" to the families of the victims.
"The Embassy is saddened by the tragic accident of the Karachi-Rawalpindi Tezgam Express fire that caused the loss of life in Liaqatpur, near Rahim Yar Khan, today. Our most sincere condolences and condolences go to the bereaved families and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery". "
Sharing a news of the incident, Thomas Drew said: "Horrible news. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends."