India stands in solidarity with Turkish people: PM Modi on earthquake in Turkey

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the earthquake in Turkey, and said India is ready to offer all possible assistance to help it cope with this tragedy.

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday. At least 195 people were killed in both countries, hundreds were injured and the toll was expected to rise, according to media reports.

“Anguished by the loss of lives and damage of property due to the Earthquake in Turkey. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon,” Modi said in a tweet.  “India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy,” the prime minister said tagging a tweet by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the quake.