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U.S. offers condolences over deadly flooding, mudslides in China

08-11-2010 14:05 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton on Tuesday expressed condolences over the deadly flooding and mudslides that have occurred in China.

"I join the American people in expressing our deep regret over the loss of life and devastation wrought by recent flooding in south and central China and by the mudslides in Gansu Province this past weekend," Clinton said in a statement.

"The United States is providing support for the ongoing relief efforts through assistance to the Red Cross Society of China," she said.

"To those affected by this tragedy and to all the people of China, we send our heartfelt condolences," Clinton said.

The death toll from a massive rain-triggered mudslides in Zhouqu County in northwest China's Gansu province has risen to 702, with 1,042 others still missing, local civil affairs authorities said on Tuesday.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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