Xi expresses concern for Chinese victims in Boston blasts

Updated: 2013-04-17 21:30


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BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday expressed great concern for the Chinese students who were casualties in the Boston Marathon bombings.

It was confirmed that a Chinese student studying in the United States died in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings and another student was severely injured.

Xi expressed sorrow for the dead student and offered condolences to the injured student and the victims' families through relevant departments.

Xi instructed the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Embassy in the United States and the Chinese Consulate General in New York to make all-out efforts to handle the aftermath and arrange treatment for the injured student.

He also asked them to maintain close contact with the US side to properly handle other related issues.