A video grab shows soldiers searching for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province April 14, 2010. The earthquake on Wednesday killed about 300 people in the mountainous Tibetan Plateau in southwest China and left more than 8,000 injured as houses, schools and offices collapsed
The Bulgarian head of state Georgi Purvanov has sent a letter of condolence to his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in the aftermath of the tragic and deadly earthquake that struck the country, a Government media statement announced on April 14 2010.
The tremor struck Qinghai Province and Tibet early on April 14, Western China, measuring 7.1 according to international media, or 6.9 according to the US Geological Survey.
Powerful aftershocks followed, which have claimed more than 300 lives. More than 8000 people have been injured and many more people may be trapped in damaged buildings.
The letter expressed the sincere and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the entire Bulgarian nation. "We feel for the sorrow and pain of the families and loved ones, though we understand that in such times, words can hardly ease the pain," the letter said.
"Knowing the determination and will of your nation, we believe that China will cope successfully and effectively to quickly restore the damage and recover the lives of those in Qinghai Province," the telegram said.