U.S. expresses condolences to China after deadly quake

April 15th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The White House expressed its deepest condolences on Wednesday to families of the victims of the powerful earthquake that struck northwest China.

“The American people are saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by this disaster,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured or displaced, and all the people of China in this difficult period.” Gibbs also said the United States is ready to assist in any way possible.

At least 589 people were killed after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, according to the latest toll reported by the state-run Xinhua newswire service.

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