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Premier Li extends condolences to Kyrgyz PM over plane crash

Updated: Jan 18,2017 8:49 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang on Jan 18 sent a message of condolences to his Kyrgyz counterpart, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, over a cargo plane crash in Kyrgyzstan.

On behalf of the Chinese government, Premier Li mourned the dead and extended condolences to their families.

A cargo plane owned by ACT Airlines of Turkey crashed on Jan 16 upon landing in foggy weather in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. At least 37 people were killed, with the majority being local residents on the ground.