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MOSCOW, November 23, 17:17 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep condolences to Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the losses of lives and serious destructions during an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao, eastern China.
“I ask you to convey my sympathies to the next-of-kin and wish the soonest recovery to injured people,” Putin said in a telegram on Saturday.
According to latest data, the explosion killed 47 people and injured 136 people. A total of 18,000 people were evacuated.