King Salman sends cable of condolences to Indian president after landslides

Riyadh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, on Oct 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS/MEA)

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): King Salman sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to the president of India after 119 people died in monsoon-triggered landslides and building collapses.

More than 135,000 people have been evacuated and dozens are still missing.

In the cable to Ram Nath Kovind, the king said “We share the pain of this affliction with you and we send you, the families of the deceased and your people, our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy.”

He also expressed his wishes that the missing would return safely.

Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days, sparking landslides near the financial capital Mumbai and causing the worst floods in decades in the resort state of Goa.

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