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Xi extends condolences to Russia over fishing trawler sinking

(Xinhua)    11:09, April 04, 2015

BEIJING, April 3-- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the sinking of a trawler off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, which has led to the deaths of at least 56 people.

In the message, Xi offered his deep condolences to all victims aboard the fishing freezer trawler that sank off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, and showed sincere sympathies to the relatives of the victims.

The fishing trawler, Dalniy Vostok, had 132 crew members aboard when it sank in the Sea of Okhotsk at 6:15 a.m. local time Thursday (1915 GMT Wednesday).

So far, 56 people have been confirmed dead, with 63 rescued and 13 still missing.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)

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