In his message to Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, President Mukherjee said “I am extremely saddened to learn about the explosion of a GAIL gas pipeline in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh in which some persons have lost their lives and many others are injured.”

“I am sure that the State Government and other agencies are taking necessary steps to provide urgent medical assistance to the injured and all possible aid to the bereaved families, who have lost their near and dear ones,” he added.

President Mukherjee further said, “My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons.”

Expressing profound grief over the loss of lives in the untoward incident, the Prime Minister asked Petroleum Minister, Cabinet Secretary and GAIL chairman to ensure immediate relief at the accident site.

“My thoughts with the families of those who lost their lives in the GAIL Pipeline fire in AP. Prayers with the injured,” Modi said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

 “I have spoken to the Petroleum Minister, Cabinet Secretary & GAIL Chairman and asked them to ensure immediate relief at the accident site," he added.

(JPN)

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