North Korea’s Kim Sends Condolences to China’s Xi Over Plane Crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had reportedly offered condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping over the recent crash of a Chinese airliner that took the lives of 132 people.

On Monday, Kim sent a letter to Xi expressing “deep sympathy and condolences” to the Chinese government, the victims of the crash and their families, state media KCNA reported on Tuesday.

“He sincerely hoped that the Chinese people would eradicate the after-effects of the accident as early as possible and the bereaved family members would overcome sorrow and lead a stabilized life,” KCNA said.

A Boeing 737-800 airliner with 132 people on board crashed into a mountain in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday. The plane was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou when it lost contact while flying over Wuzhou City in Guangxi.

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