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Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 22:37

Xi, Li offer condolences over jet crash

By Xinhua
Xi, Li offer condolences over jet crash
A student lights a candle in front of the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent separate messages of condolences to German President Joachim Gauck and Spanish King Felipe VI over the crash of a Germanwings flight.

Xi mourned the dead in the crash and extended heartfelt condolences to their families, on behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday send condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy respectively over the tragedy.

Also on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent messages to his German and Spanish counterparts, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, expressing his deep grief for the victims.

The Germanwings plane crashed in the Alps in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. All 150 people on board were killed. The victims were mainly from Germany and Spain.

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