India mourns victims of Pakistan plane crash

July 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India Wednesday conveyed its condolences to Pakistan over the plane crash near Islamabad that killed more than 100 people.
In a message to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna “conveyed deep condolences on behalf of the people and government of India to the people and government of Pakistan, especially to the bereaved families”, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

More than 100 people were feared dead when an aircraft of a private airline carrying 159 people crashed Wednesday morning amid heavy rain in the wooded Margalla Hills skirting the Pakistani capital.

The Airblue flight 202, flying from Karachi to Islamabad, suddenly lost contact with the airport here and crashed near the popular Damanekoh resort in the Margalla Hills at about 9.45 a.m.

This is the first time Krishna has written to Qureshi after the July 15 talks the two held in Islamabad which stalled over conflicting perceptions on terror and Jammu and Kashmir.

Recently, Qureshi sent a condolence message to Krishna over the train accident in West Bengal that killed over 60 people.

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