More foreign leaders have sent condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang over the June 1 cruise ship tragedy on the country's largest river.[Special coverage]
Among those foreign leaders were: top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un; Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav; Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala; Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev; Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev; Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; British Queen Elizabeth II; King Harald V of Norway; Italian President Sergio Mattarella; Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski; Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko; Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome; Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn; Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos; Zambian President Edgar Lungu; Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina; Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto; Guyanese President David Granger; Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah; Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban; Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott; Niger's Acting Prime Minister Abouba Albade.
In addition, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kuwait, Gabon, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica and other countries, as well as the Nuclear Suppliers Group, have also extended their condolences to the Chinese government and people over the tragedy.
The Eastern Star cruise ship, carrying 456 people onboard, was on an 11-day trip along the Yangtze River when it capsized in a heavy thunderstorm on the night of June 1. Only 14 people survived.