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Leaders express sadness at India floods

Update: September, 11/2014 - 08:57
A Kashmir man carries his luggage on a wooden log to move to safer place at a flooded area in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 7, 2014. At least 160 people have been killed and tens of thousands threatened in what the authorities described as the worst flood in 60 years in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to government officials Saturday.— XINHUA/VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday sent messages of concern to their Indian counterparts regarding devastating floods in the city of Srinagar.

The messages were addressed to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi.

Heavy rains and flash floods from early this month have killed hundreds of people and destroyed homes in the city.

Also yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh likewise sent a message of concern to Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on the same matter. — VNS

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