Japanese PM expresses grief over Kanpur train tragedy

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday conveyed his grief and sadness at the “high toll of human lives” in the Kanpur train tragedy.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express

our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of the tragedy, and

wish for rapid recovery of the injured,” Abe said, according to a statement from the Japanese embassy here.

“I am sure that the people of India will get over this tragedy under your strong

leadership, and Japan is ready to extend any assistance you may require in this

difficult time,” he said.

At least 146 people died when the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan station, about 60 km from Kanpur city, on Sunday.