Flooding in Quảng Bình Province, central province of Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has offered her sympathy to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc over the heavy losses of life and property from floods and landslides in the country's central region.
In her message, she expressed her deep sympathy towards those affected by the floods and landslides, voicing her belief that with steadfastness and solidarity, the Vietnamese Government and people will soon overcome the challenges.
As of 7am on October 21, flooding that began on October 6 had killed 111 people and left 22 missing in the central region. Some 371ha of rice paddies and 7,126ha of crops have been submerged, and a large number of cattle and poultry have been killed or swept away, according to the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. — VNS