Polish condolences following tragic tanker explosion

18 people were killed and at least 189 were injured after a truck carrying liquefied gas exploded on a highway in Southeast China on Saturday causing severe damage to nearby buildings. Xiao Fan/PAP/EPA

Polish President Andrzej Duda in a message to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed words of sympathy and support for the families of the victims of a tanker explosion in Wenling.

"On behalf of the Polish nation and myself, I would like to convey to you our condolences and support for the families of the victims of the tanker explosion in the city of Wenling. In these difficult moments we unite with them in pain and prayer," Duda wrote in a message published on the website of the President's Office.

According to media reports, 18 people were killed and at least 189 were injured after a truck carrying liquefied gas exploded on a highway in Southeast China on Saturday causing severe damage to nearby buildings.