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Xi extends condolences to Colombia over landslide

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-05-21 11:57

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message of condolences to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos over a landslide that has killed at least 78 people.

In the message, Xi said he was shocked by the news of the disaster, which has caused huge losses of human lives and grave property damage.

Xi mourned the dead and extended his deep condolences to the bereaved families and other people affected by the disaster.

Xi also expressed the belief that under the leadership of Santos and the Colombian government, the Colombian people will overcome the disaster and rebuild their homes.

China is ready to provide assistance in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, he said.

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