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Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on October 15 sent a letter of sympathy to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over serious human and property losses caused by recent devastating flooding and landslides.

Northern mountainous provinces and part of the central region have been submerged by widespread floods resulting from torrential rains on October 10 and 11.

The death toll climbed to 72 as of 21:00 pm on October 15, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Thirty others are still unaccounted for while 33 are injured.-VNA