President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of sympathy to President Pratibha Patil of India following the train crash in Uttar Pradesh.

President Nasheed's message to President Patil reads as follows:


I was deeply saddened to learn of the death and injury of many people when a train derailed in Uttar Pradesh. The Government and People of Maldives join me in sending our profound sympathy to you, the Government and the people of India, and our sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.