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President Aliyev extends condolences to Mexican president

21 September 2017 [16:59] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolence to President of the United Mexican States Enrique Pena Nieto.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and destructions as a result of a terrible earthquake that hit your country,” Ilham Aliyev said in his letter.

“On the occasion of this tragedy, on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who died, and all the people of Mexico, and wish those injured the soonest possible recovery,” the president added.

The quake struck the country shortly after 1pm local time on September 20, toppling dozens of buildings and killing at least 225 people.

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake is deadliest to hit country in more than 30 years and has brought down buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

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