Sheikh Mohamed offers condolences to India over plane crash

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has extended his condolences to India over the plane crash and recent floods.

In a Tweet, Sheikh Mohamed said: "You remain in our prayers during these difficult times."

At least 18 people were killed after Air India Express flight IX-1344 from Dubai overshot the runway while landing in heavy rains at Kozhikode Airport on Friday evening.

The aircraft carrying 190 people, slid into a deep gorge, splitting into two.

Meanwhile, at least 26 people have been killed after monsoon-season floods triggered a landslide in Kerala's Idukki district.

Floods have also affected more than 7 million people in the state of Bihar.

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