British royal couple lament the Tezgam train tragedy

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Friday expressed sorrow over the tragic incident of the Tezgam train, which killed 74 passengers as a blaze ignited when a cooking gas cylinder blast took place a day earlier.

Prince William and his wife Kate, who recently visited Pakistan in October for the first time, extended their condolences for the people and families affected by the accident.

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“Having just returned from visiting Pakistan, we were horrified and deeply saddened to hear about the tragic fire on the Tezgam train near Rahim Yar Khan,” said a statement issued by the Kensington Palace.

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In a message to President Alvi, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and families affected by this heartbreaking disaster.”

William and Kate spent five days in Islamabad, Lahore and Chitral during their maiden visit.