Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham sent his condolences to the people of South Africa following a train collision in Soweto on 19 May that is reported to have injured more than 850 people.
Speaking on arrival in the Cote D’Ivoire, at the start of a 10 day visit to Africa, he said:
“I was saddened to hear of the train collision in Soweto on 19 May, which resulted in injuries to many local people. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those involved and their families. South Africa is a close friend of the UK and we wish all those involved a speedy recovery from this tragic event.”