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PM consoles Chinese counterpart over severe disaster

Update: June, 25/2016 - 10:24
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc extended a message of condolences to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday over the severe human and material losses caused by a tornado and hailstorm in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China a day earlier. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc extended a message of condolences to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday over the severe human and material losses caused by a tornado and hailstorm in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China a day earlier.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh also conveyed his condolences to State Councilor Yang Jiechi and to Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

According to Chinese state-run media, the death toll from the disaster has climbed to 98 and hundreds are injured.

A similar disaster hit the city in March 1966. — VNS

 

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