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Viet Nam sends sympathies to China after devastating earthquake

Update: April, 23/2013 - 09:38
 Soldiers try to rescue survivors stranded in ruins of a house in the quake-hit Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A pregnant woman and her 7-year-old daughter were successfully saved by these rescuers on Saturday. Military and civilian rescue teams are struggling to reach every household in Lushan and neighboring counties of southwest China's Sichuan Province, badly hit by Saturday's strong earthquake. —XINHUA/VNS

HA NOI (VNS)— Vietnamese leaders on Saturday extended their sympathies to China over the recent powerful earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan that resulted in great human and property losses.

According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, the 7.0-magnitude earthquake has so far left at least 186 dead and thousands injured. — VNS

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