Saudi leaders offer condolences to German chancellor over deadly floods

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of condolences and sympathy to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the victims of the massive flooding that hit the west European country.

In his cable; King Salman said: “We have learned that floods have hit your country; leaving dozens dead; with a number of people missing. We share the pain of your country caused by the devastation and we send to your country; the families of the deceased and the people; our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy; hoping for the safety of the people who are not in account for.”

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman sent a similar cable to the German chancellor.

Earlier in the day; the Saudi foreign ministry expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Germany; Belgium; the Netherlands and Luxemburg over the deadly floods.

In a statement on Friday; the Saudi foreign ministry expressed the Kingdom’s sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased; and to the governments and people of the countries affected by the devastation. The ministry also expressed wishes for the survival of the missing and a speedy recovery for the injured.

According to the media reports; at least 120 people have so far died and hundreds more in western Europe are unaccounted for after some of the worst floodings in decades.

In Germany; the death toll stands at over 100 while at least 20 people have lost lives in Belgium. The Netherlands; Luxembourg and Switzerland are also affected.