KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who is in Germany at the moment, has expressed sincere condolences to the Indian government and nation over the loss of lives in trains derailment tragedy that left at least 30 killed and dozens wounded. “I offer my deep condolences to the bereaved families and loved ones of the victims as well as the government and people of India.” President Ghani says in a statement issued by Presidential Palace ‘Arg’ in Kabul.

“President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani wishes full recovery for the people who were injured in this tragic incident,” the statement adds.

At least 30 people were killed, dozens wounded and missing after two passenger trains travelling in opposite directions derailed, sending a carriage tumbling into a river in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night. Officials said that more than 300 people were rescued from the trains after the derailment happened. Rescued passengers told local media that water was overflowing onto the tracks when the trains attempted to cross them.