Türkiye extends condolences after deadly Xinjiang fire

“We are deeply saddened to learn that a fire which broke out in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China caused loss of lives and injuries. We extend our condolences and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The fire broke out in a residential building in Urumqi that was reportedly under a coronavirus lockdown. Ten people were killed.

“We expect the reasons of the fire to be made public,” the ministry added.

The deadly fire led to anger and protests against COVID-19 restrictions.

Source: Anadolu Agency