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Russian President Vladimir Putin Sends Telegram of Condolences to President Olusegun Obasanjo of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

2003-09-09-04

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, a telegram expressing condolences over the bus crash that entailed numerous human casualties.

Following is the text of the telegram:

"It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the tragedy that took place in Nigeria - a large bus crash entailing a high death toll. We share the grief of the friendly Nigerian people.

"Please convey my deeply-felt condolences to the kith and kin of the dead and sincere sympathy for all the crash victims."

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