President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent his condolences to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov in connection with the tragedy that occurred today at school No. 175 in Kazan, which resulted in numerous human casualties, most of which were innocent children, as well as injuries.
The letter says that the head of Turkmenistan received the news of the tragedy in the capital of Tatarstan with a feeling of deep grief and sadness.
On behalf of the people and the Government of the country, as well as on his own behalf, Berdimuhamedov conveyed words of empathy and support at this difficult moment to all the relatives and friends of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims, the “Vatan” news program reports.
According to Russian media reports, on Tuesday a former student of school No. 175 in Kazan started shooting at the school. Nine people were killed - seven children, a teacher and a school employee, another 21 people were injured. The attacker was detained.
The authorities of Tatarstan declared May 12 a day of mourning, all classes in schools were canceled.