Nepali Congress extends condolences over power plant blast in China


KATHMANDU, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — Nepali Congress, the largest party in the Nepalese parliament, has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a power plant blast in central China on Thursday.

President of Congress party Sher Bahadur Deuba extended condolences to the Chinese government and Chinese people on behalf of this party.

“I am saddened by the news of power plant blast in China’s Hubei Province, killing 21 people and five injured. I would to express deep condolences on the loss of lives and deep sympathy to the bereaved families at this great hour of tragedy,” he said in a statement.

At least 21 people were killed and five others injured, three seriously, after a pipe explosion hit a power plant in central China’s Hubei Province Thursday.