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Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 10 sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Chung Sye-kyun over great losses in humans and property caused by the recent heavy rains and landslides.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his condolences to RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

The Yonhap News Agency reported on August 9 that floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpours in the RoK’s central and southwestern regions have killed 31 people and left 11 others missing in just over a week, forcing more than 6,000 to evacuate.

Torrential rains that started on August 1 have wreaked havoc on Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province; central Chungcheong and southwestern Jeolla province, causing massive flooding and destroying roads, houses and farmland./.