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President offers condolences in flood fatalities in Indonesia

By MO JINGXI | China Daily | Updated: 2021-04-07 06:45
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President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence on Tuesday to his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, over the country's floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara.

In the message, Xi said he was shocked to learn that the disaster caused massive casualties.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences over the deaths and extended sincere sympathy to the bereaved families and the wounded.

The death toll from the floods and landslides stood at 84 on Tuesday, with 103 people still missing, the country's disaster mitigation agency said.

At a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the National Disaster Management Agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said at least 123 people were injured and 2,683 others were affected by the disaster.

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