Pakistan PM condoles deaths in Indian plane crash

09:50, May 23, 2010      

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Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani sent a message of condolence to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the crash of an Air India Express aircraft in India, the PM office said on Saturday.

Indian officials said that at least 160 people were killed when a state-run Air India Express plane, with 168 people on board, overshot a runway during landing and crashed near Mangalore airport in the southern Indian state of Karnataka early Saturday morning.

"I was deeply shocked to learn of the tragic crash of an Air India Express aircraft this morning in Karnataka, resulting in the loss of many precious lives," Gilani said in his condolence message to his Indian counterpart.

"On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan and on my own behalf, I would like to convey our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families," Gilani said.

Source:Xinhua

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