SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after a major earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing hundreds and possibly thousands of people:

“Maria and I send our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims who have suffered from this devastating earthquake. California stands ready to offer any assistance needed as Sumatra continues to respond and as they begin to recover and rebuild from this tragedy. On behalf of all Californians, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Sumatra.”

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