Nawaz extends deepest sympathies to China on devastating landslides

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday extended deepest sympathies to the government and people of China on devastating landslides.

On Monday, at least 10 people were killed while 93 were still missing after heavy rain caused a huge landslide in Xinmo, a mountain village in Chinese Southwestern Sichuan Province.

“I have learnt with great distress and sorrow the news of the devastation caused by the recent landslides in China,” Nawaz Sharif said in a message sent to the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on devastating landslides in China.

“I have learnt with great distress and sorrow the news of the devastation caused by the recent landslides in China.”

The prime minister said that “On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims and their families.”

Sharif further said that the Pakistani nation stands in solidarity with their Chinese brothers in this difficult time as they face the devastation caused by the landslides with strength and grace.

Meanwhile, according to media reports, more rock and mud fell today (Tuesday) at the site of a major landslide that buried Xinmo village. However, no latest casualties were reported yet.

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