Tunisia sends condolence to India over air crash

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Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali sent his condolences on Saturday to his Indian counterpart Pratibha Devisingh Patil following a fatal plane crash in Mangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, official TAP news agency reported.

"After the crash of an Air India plane which caused many victims among passengers, President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali sent a condolence message to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil," TAP said in its report.

"The Head of State expressed to the Indian president his compassion and sympathy in these painful circumstances, wishing her, along with families of the victims and the friendly people of India, patience and solace," it added.

An Air India Express airliner with 166 people on board crashed outside Mangalore airport early Saturday in southern India after overshooting a table-top runway. The air crash killed 158 passengers. Eight people survived.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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