4:42 pm - Tuesday January 18, 3098

PM mourns deaths in Turkish coalmine accident      

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her deep shock at the death of a few hundred of Turkish labourers in a coalmine accident in the Soma district in Turkey on Tuesday.

sheikh-hasina_25On behalf of the people and the government of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina conveyed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and to the bereaved families, sympathies and deep condolences in this tragic accident.

She also prayed to Almighty Allah to give them the strength to withstand this immeasurable loss to their families.

The Prime Minister, in the condolence message, mentioned that Bangladesh, in the spirit of the centuries-old traditional friendship between these two brotherly peoples, would remain ready to stand by the people of Turkey in this difficult hour with any assistance they might need.