Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith (Photo: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith has sent a message to President Tran Dai Quang conveying his sympathies on heavy losses caused by storm Damrey in Vietnam.

In his message, President Bounnhang Vorachith said he was sad and worried when hearing that typhoon Damrey has caused huge human and property damage for Vietnamese people, especially those in Da Nang city and Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Binh Thuan provinces in the central region.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th storm in the East Sea this year, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4.

Following downpours and floods had claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7 night, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA