Xi sends condolences to Putin on gas explosion in Russia's Magnitogorsk

Xi sends condolences to Putin on gas explosion in Russia's Magnitogorsk

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message of condolences to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the gas explosion in a residential building in the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia, Xinhua reported.

In the message, Xi said he is shocked to learn about the gas explosion which caused severe casualties and property loss.

"On behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in my own name, I would like to express my sorrow for the loss of life and extend my deep condolences to the families of the victims as well as the injured," Xi said.

Noting that the rescue operation is undergoing at this moment, Xi said: "I believe that under the strong leadership of Mr. President, this accident will be properly handled."

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