The northern border province of Lao Cai on September 4 gave 100 tonnes of rice to residents of Ludian county, Zhaotong city in the Chinese province of Yunnan to help them overcome the consequence of the earthquake in August.

On behalf of the province, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Xuan Thanh conveyed his sympathy to those affected by the quake in Ludian.

He said he hopes the gesture of support, which reflects the traditional friendship and neighbourliness between Lao Cai and Yunnan, will help the quake victims overcome hardships and rebuild their lives.

The 6.3-magnitude quake on August 3 killed at least 150 people and destroyed many houses in Ludian.-VNA