Countries send sympathies over losses caused by natural disasters hinh anh 1Rescuers help people move from submerged areas in Cam Lo district, Quang Tri province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The foreign ministers of Kuwait and Maldives on October 20 sent their sympathies over the heavy losses caused by serious flooding and landslides in central Vietnam.

Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah and Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid cabled their sympathies to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh.

Since October 6, central cities and provinces from Nghe An to Quang Ngai have been struck by floods triggered by storms and a cold wave.

Total rainfall has exceeded 1,000 mm and even reached 2,000-2,500 mm in Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, surpassing the record set in 1999.

As of 5 pm on October 20, the death toll reached 106 while 27 others were still missing, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control./.