Indonesia extends sympathies over calamity-caused losses in central Vietnam hinh anh 1Flooding in Quang Tri province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Government and people of Indonesia on October 23 extended sympathies through the Indonesian Foreign Ministry to the Government and people of Vietnam over the human and material losses caused by the recent flooding in Vietnam's central region. 

In the message, they offered deep condolences to the bereaved families and expressed belief that the Government and people of Vietnam will soon overcome this tough challenge.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, flooding that began on October 6 had killed 111 people and left 22 missing nationwide as of 7am on October 21. Some 371 ha of rice paddies have been submerged, 7,126 ha of crops damaged, and over 700,000 heads of cattle and poultry killed or swept away.
The floods also inflicted substantial damage upon local agriculture, irrigation, and transport infrastructure./.