Buhari condoles with Egyptian president over plane crash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening condoled with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt over the crash of an EgyptAir aircraft, which led to the death of 66 persons.

Buhari, in a telephone conversation with Al-Sisi, also commiserated with the people of Egypt on the crash, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday.

Condoling with the Egyptian leader on the loss of 66 lives in the crash, Buhari assured President Al-Sisi and the people of Egypt of the sympathy of all Nigerians as they mourn the passengers and crew of flight MS804.

President Buhari told President Al-Sisi that the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians are with the families and friends of bereaved Egyptians and other nationals who are in sorrow as a result of the tragic air crash.

The President prayed that God Almighty will comfort all those who lost relatives and friends in the crash and grant eternal rest to the souls of those who died.

President Al-Sisi thanked President Buhari for his condolence and sympathy.