Canada Offers Condolences After Ferry Capsizes in India

May 1, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, we offer sincere condolences to the people of India, especially to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in a ferry accident yesterday. We wish a quick recovery to those who were injured and extend our sympathies to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.”

Canadian citizens in India who may require emergency consular assistance should contact the High Commission of Canada in India at 91 (11) 4178-2000. Alternatively, they may contact Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls accepted) or by sending an email to

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