China expresses sorrow over Uttarakhand disaster

Beijing, PTI | Updated : 24 June 2013, 05:40 PM

China on Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives and damage to properties in the aftermath of devastating floods in Uttarakhand and surrounding areas.

Premier Li Keqiang has sent a message of condolence to his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, expressing grief over the casualties and loss of property, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hu Chunying told reporters here.

"We believe that under the leadership of the Indian government and people in the disaster stricken area are sure to tide over the difficulties and rebuild their lives at an early date," Hu said.

Flash floods and landslides that hit Uttarakhand last week killed nearly 700 people.

First Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 05:40 PM
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