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UPDATED: 19:46, December 30, 2004
2 Chinese died, 13 injured in tsunami: FM spokesman
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Two Chinese got killed and 13 others were injured in the catastrophic Tsunami occurred in South and Southeast Asia earlier this week, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in Beijing on Thursday.

At a routine news briefing, Liu noted that the victims include one from Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR) and another from Taiwan province.

Among those injured, three come from Hong Kong SAR, four from the national capital of Beijing, three from Zhejiang Province and two from Shanghai in east China, and one from Yunnan Province in the country's southwest, Liu said.

Chinese consulates in the concerned countries of the region will offer help to any stranded Chinese in the disaster-hit region, Liu noted.

More than 5,000 foreigners have reportedly died or gone missing so far in the tsunami triggered by deadly tremor in the Indian Ocean in Dec. 26, and most of them are tourists.

Source: Xinhua

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