China expresses condolence on those killed in Iran quake

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) — A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday conveyed the Chinese government’s condolence on those who were killed in an earthquake in southwest Iran earlier this weese government expresses its condolence on those who died in the earthquake and extends its sympathy to the relatives of the dead and those who were injured in the earthquake, spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing.

Hong said China is following the situation of the Iran quake and is willing to offer assistance if needed.

At least 32 people died and 850 others were injured in the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Kaki City, Bushehr Province, on Tuesday evening (Beijing time).

Some 700 buildings were seriously damaged, said Fereidoon Hassanvand, governor of Bushehr Province, adding that many houses in rural areas are made of mud bricks, which crumble easily in earthquakes.

By Xinhua


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