Malian President extends condolences to Congolese people after explosions

March 7, 2012 9:04 am 

BAMAKO, March 6 — Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure on Monday sent a message to his counterpart in the Republic of Congo to express his condolences to the Congolese people over the explosions in an ammunition depot which have claimed as many as 300 lives in Brazzaville, the capital of the Central African nation.

President Toure, in the message to Denis Sassou Nguesso, expressed his grief following the sad news of explosions in Brazzaville on Sunday.

On behalf of the people and the government of Republic of Mali and in his own name, President Toure expressed his "profound solidarity" and sincere condolences" to his Congolese counterpart and the people of the Republic of Congo.

The Malian president also prayed for the rest of the soul of the dead and expressed the hope for a speedy recovery to the injured.

According to press reports, as many as 300 people were killed and over 1,500 injured and many homes destroyed by a series of explosions Sunday at a ammunition depot in Brazzaville, Congo's capital. (PNA/Xinhua) RSV/mmg


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