President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov forwarded deep condolences to the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping in connection with earthquake happened in Sichuan province, inflicting numerous human casualties, injuries and destructions, the information program “Watan” of the Turkmen Television has reported.
On behalf of the people and the Government of the country, as well as on his own behalf, President of Turkmenistan expressed the words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims in such difficult moment, and also wishes of speedy recovery to the victims.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 happened on Monday at 12:52 Beijing time. Its epicenter was located at a depth of 16 km. As per September 6, there are 66 victims of the element, 15 more are considered missing, 253 residents were injured, of which five are currently in critical condition, and 70 were seriously injured.