Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolences to the families of victims of a train accident in Italy that killed three people on Thursday.
In the telegramme signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope expressed his sorrow for the grave accident and said he participates in the grief of those affected by the dramatic event.
Assuring his prayers and intercession for those who have tragically died, he also said he is praying for the recovery of wounded passengers of the rush-hour train to Milan.
13 people were seriously injured in the accident, five of them in critical condition.
The tragedy happened when several carriages of a regional train derailed early Thursday morning at a station outside Milan.