September 22, 2013 8:42:54 pm
Expressing solidarity with the Kenyan leader and the people of that country in this hour of grief,the Prime Minister said,”I am confident that Your Excellency and the people of Kenya will have the strength and resilience to deal with this tragedy and respond firmly to the forces of terror. We stand ready to assist you in your efforts.”
Singh also conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and good wishes to the injured for a full and speedy recovery.
The Prime Minister directed the External Affairs Ministry to extend all help to the Indian victims of the tragedy.
Following the attack on the mall,senior officers of the Mission including the High Commissioner have been present in the two major medical facilities that received causalities during the day,Aga Khan University Hospital and M.P. Shah Hospital,a senior official said.
The mall,popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and part Israeli-owned,was packed with around 1,000 shoppers when it was attacked.
The High Commission officials are pro-actively in touch with members of the family of those who died or have been injured to provide all necessary assistance,the official said.
They are also in constant touch with Kenyan authorities and leaders of the Indian community in Kenya. There are about 70,000 Indians and Indian origin community people in Kenya.
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