Prime Minister expresses grief over loss of lives in China earthquake

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Brasilia, April 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday conveyed India's grief over the death of people in the devastating earthquake that hit China on Wednesday.

In his condolence message, Dr. Manmohan Singh said: "I have learnt with deep sorrow of the devastation wrought in Qinghai province by a severe earthquake yesterday. Your Government has reacted with commendable speed in bringing medical and other assistance to the quake-afflicted people in the disaster zone. The people and Government of India join the people of China in mourning the loss of so many lives, and the untold damage done to property and infrastructure."

"As your Government rallies to the assistance of the injured and displaced, I want to assure you, Excellency, that the people of India share the grief of the people of China. We stand ready to render any assistance that you and your Government may require of us. Please accept my sincere condolences, and the renewed assurances of my highest consideration," the message further stated. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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