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.