Cleaning a school in Ba Don town of Quang Binh province after Doksuri Typhoon (Photo:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee and President of the Council of Ministers Raul Castro Ruz has sent a message of sympathy to Vietnamese leaders over heavy losses triggered by the recent storm and flood in the central region.

The message was sent to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and families of the disaster’s victims.

In late September this year, Doksuri, the 10th storm arising in the East Sea and the strongest one hitting Vietnam in many years, caused severe damage to Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue provinces.

It left over 10 people dead and missing and more than 200 injured, along with a total property loss of 11 trillion VND (484 million USD).-VNA