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China expresses condolences to Mexico after earthquake

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-20 19:52
BEIJING -- China has extended deep condolences to the victims of the Mexico earthquake and expressed heartfelt sympathy to their bereaved families, the Mexican government and people in affected areas, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday.

According to reports, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the central state of Morelos on Tuesday. At least 248 people died and the death toll is expected to climb as many people remain trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

"China has paid attention to the earthquake and the heavy casualties it has caused," Lu said at a routine press briefing, adding "China believes that the Mexican people can overcome the disaster and rebuild their lives."

Lu said that some Taiwan compatriots have been trapped in Mexico and one was injured.

"The Chinese Foreign Ministry and Chinese Embassy in Mexico will continue to pay attention the disaster and offer help to Chinese citizens," Lu said.
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