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China expresses sorrow over Germanwings crash

Updated: Mar 25,2015 1:40 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A Foreign Ministry spokesperson has expressed China’s sympathy for the victims of the deadly Germanwings plane crash on March 24.

“Upon learning about the tragic crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, we express deep condolences to all the victims and sincere sympathy to their families,” Hua Chunying said in a press release on March 25.

She said initial information shows that there were no Chinese citizens on the plane.

“We will continue to closely follow the development of the incident and maintain communication with all relevant parties,” Hua said.

The plane crashed in the southern French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. All 150 people on board were killed. The victims were mainly from Germany and Spain.