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Chinese president extends condolences to Myanmar over earthquake

2011-03-26 11:41:51 GMT2011-03-26 19:41:51(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has delivered a message of condolences to his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein over the losses of life and property inflicted by a strong earthquake.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people, Hu extended heartfelt condolences on Friday to U Thein Sein and via him to the victims of the disaster which struck the country Thursday.

The Chinese president also voiced his belief that under the leadership of U Thein Sein, the Myanmar people would unite in a concerted effort to overcome the disaster and rebuild their homes.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar has left 73 Myanmar people dead and 125 others injured as of Friday night, according to Myanmar authorities.?

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