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Sooronbai Jeenbekov expresses condolences to President of Indonesia

The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov expressed condolences to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, in connection with numerous casualties caused by a tsunami in the Indonesian provinces of Banten and Lampung. Press service of the head of state reported.

«I took with deep sorrow the news of the tsunami that occurred in the provinces of Banten and Lampung of Indonesia and caused numerous human casualties and destruction. On behalf of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic and myself, I express sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and I wish a speedy recovery to all the injured,» the telegram of the head of state says.

According to the media, the number of tsunami victims that hit Indonesia on December 23 has exceeded 420 people. The reason for the high death toll was the lack of special equipment, often the rescuers had to work with their bare hands.