|The fire at the mini apartment block in Thanh Xuân District, Hà Nội, late September 12 claimed 56 lives, making it the most deadly fire incident in the country in recent years. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh|
HÀ NỘI — Leaders of Laos, Venezuela, and Kazakhstan on September 15 sent condolences to Vietnamese leaders upon receiving news of a fire incident, which occurred in the late hours of September 12 night in Khương Đình Ward, Thanh Xuân District, Hà Nội, causing great loss of life and property.
In his message, Lao Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone expressed deep sadness and conveyed his condolences to Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. He said he believes that under the guidance and care of the Vietnamese Government, agencies, and Hà Nội authorities, the fire victims and their families will overcome difficulties and soon return to normal life. Highlighting the Việt Nam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation, he stressed that the Lao Government and people always stand side by side with their Vietnamese counterparts in times of hardship.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent their messages of condolences to President Võ Văn Thưởng.
On the same day, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith extended sympathies to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn.
Singaporean foreign minister has also offered condolences and expressed the willingness to support Việt Nam, including treatment of burnt victims. — VNS