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14april20105Dharamshala: The Cabinet of the Central Tibetan Administration (Kashag) expressed its condolences to those affected by today's devestating Tibetan Plateau earthquake.

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Kyigudo, Yushu County today at 8:50 EDT, killing at least 400 people and injuring over 10,000 according to the most recent estimates.

"We are deeply saddened by news reports which says that an earthquake has struck north-eastern Tibet with its epicentre in Kyigudo (Chinese-Yushu).

"The Kashag would like to offer its sincere condolence to the families of those who lost their lives. We pray that people affected by the earthquake will receive timely rescue effort and assistance and will face this tragedy with fortitude."

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