Cambodian PM offers sympathies over natural disaster in northern Vietnam hinh anh 1Incessant rain and flood have caused landslide in Tan Thinh ward of Hoa Binh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has sent his sympathies to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc over the great losses in human lives and property caused by floods and landslide in Vietnam’s northern provinces.

He wrote in the message, “On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I would like to extend to you, and through you to the Government and people of Vietnam, victims and their families, the heartfelt condolences over the great losses.”

Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn also sent a message of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

Typhoon Son Tinh, the third of its kind hit Vietnam this year, brought downpours that triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern mountainous and north central provinces.

Statistics provided by the affected provinces showed that by July 24, torrential rains, floods, and landslides left 29 people dead, five others missing, and 26 injured.

Of the dead, 15 were in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, six in the northern mountainous province of Son La, three in the northern midland province of Phu Tho, three in the central province of Thanh Hoa, and the others in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Hoa Binh.

Meanwhile, two of the missing people were from Yen Bai, two from Thanh Hoa, another from Phu Tho.

The natural disasters also destroyed and flooded 12,383 houses, killed and swept away 121,389 heads of livestock, and affected 6,208 ha of aquaculture.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Crop Production and the localities, many areas of rice and other food crops were still inundated, including 42,606 ha of rice in the Red River Delta region.-VNA