Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed condolences to Xi Jinping
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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed condolences to the Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The head of state was deeply saddened by the news of the numerous casualties and injuries as a result of heavy rains and floods in the Chinese province of Henan.
"At this difficult moment, sharing the bitterness of loss, on behalf of all Kazakhstanis and on my own behalf, I express my sincere condolences to you and the families who have lost their loved ones, as well as to the entire people of China. I wish a speedy recovery to the victims of the natural disaster and return of the missing to the families," - says the telegram.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev confirmed that, if necessary, the Government of Kazakhstan is ready to provide appropriate assistance.
The death toll due to heavy rains that caused flooding in China's Henan province has risen to 33, with 8 more missing, the local emergency department said in a statement.
More than three million people are in the disaster zone, 375 thousand residents were urgently evacuated from dangerous areas; 256 thousand were resettled by the authorities.