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Vietnam extends sympathy to Indonesia over tsunami-caused losses

Top leaders of Vietnam on September 29 sent messages of sympathy to Indonesian leaders over the huge losses in humans and property caused by earthquakes and tsunami in Palu city, Central Sulawesi province.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh cabled the messages to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, while National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan sent the message to Speaker of the People’s Representative Council Bambang Soesatyo.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled a similar message to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.

At least 384 people were killed, 29 other still missing and 540 injured as rescue teams scoured the ravaged city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, on September 29, a day after strong earthquakes and tsunami hit the region.