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Foreign leaders send sympathy to Vietnam over flooding

Hanoi, October 27 (VNA) – Foreign leaders have cabled messages of sympathy to President Tran Dai Quang over great human and property losses caused by the recent floods in Vietnam’s northern and north central provinces. 

They are Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Palestinian President and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Mahmoud Abbas, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

On this occasion, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malikialso extended sympathy to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. 

Continuous downpours from October 10 triggered floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern and north central regions, causing huge losses in humans and property. 

Up to 75 people were killed, 38 injured and 28 others went missing. More than 2,600 households were forced to evacuate.