Lao PM extends sympathy to Vietnam over flooding hinh anh 1Downpour has triggered severe flooding in northern Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung over great losses of lives and property caused by rain-triggered floods in northern Vietnam, particularly Quang Ninh province.

In the message, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Lao Party, State and people, extended his deepest sympathy to flooding victims and expressed his hope that Vietnamese people would soon overcome the difficulties and return to normal daily life.

Torrential rains over the last week has claimed a total of 28 lives and caused economic losses amounting to trillions of Vietnamese dong in northern mountainous provinces. Quang Ninh is the hardest hit province with 17 persons killed.-VNA