Clinton Offers Condolences to Quake-Hit China

Washington, Apr 15 (IANS): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has offered condolences to the families of the victims killed in a devastating earthquake in northwest China, Xinhua reported.

"On behalf of the American people, I offer sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this morning's earthquake in China's Qinghai province," Clinton said in a statement Wednesday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day. The US stands ready to assist," she said.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Qinghai province early Wednesday, killing more than 500 people.



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