Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi has sent a message of condolences to his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh over the heavy casualties and property losses caused by typhoon Wutip and flooding in Vietnam ’s central region recently.

Typhoon Wutip, the 10th to have hit Vietnam so far this year, has reportedly caused losses totalling at least 11 trillion VND (517 million USD) for central coastal provinces.

By October 5, the storm had killed 14 people and injured 225 others, while two people were still missing.-VNA