Statistics provided by the affected provinces showed that by July 24, torrential rains, floods, and landslides left 29 people dead, five others missing, and 26 injured. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Bounnhang Vorachit and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos have sent messages of sympathy to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc over the huge losses in humans and property caused by typhoon Son Tinh in northern and central provinces.

On behalf of the Party, Government and people of Laos, the Lao leaders extended their sympathy and condolences to their Vietnamese counterparts as well as the Party, Government and people of Vietnam, especially the local administrations and families affected by the natural disaster.

The Lao leaders expressed their belief that under the close leadership and care of the Party and Government of Vietnam, from the central to local levels, the fraternal Vietnamese people will overcome difficulties and local residents in the affected areas will stabilise their lives soon.

Typhoon Son Tinh, the third of its kind hit Vietnam this year, brought downpours that triggered flash floods and landslides in the northern mountainous and north central provinces.

Statistics provided by the affected provinces showed that by July 24, torrential rains, floods, and landslides left 29 people dead, five others missing, and 26 injured.

Of the dead, 15 were in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, six in the northern mountainous province of Son La, three in the northern midland province of Phu Tho, three in the central province of Thanh Hoa, and the others in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Hoa Binh.

Meanwhile, two of the missing people were from Yen Bai, two from Thanh Hoa, another from Phu Tho.

The natural disasters also destroyed and flooded 12,383 houses, killed and swept away 121,389 heads of livestock, and affected 6,208 ha of aquaculture.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Department of Crop Production and the localities, many areas of rice and other food crops were still inundated, including 42,606 ha of rice in the Red River Delta region.-VNA