Myanmar State Counsellor offers sympathy over flood-caused losses hinh anh 1People go by boat in the flooded Quang Phu commune of Quang Dien district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has offered her sympathy to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on heavy losses of life and property from floods and landslides in the central region.

In her message, she expressed her deep sympathy towards the Vietnamese Government and people affected by the floods and landslides, voicing her belief that with steadfastness and solidarity, the Vietnamese Government and its people will soon overcome the challenges.

As of 7 am on October 21, flooding that began on October 6 had killed 111 people and left 22 missing in the central region. Some 371 ha of rice paddies and 7,126 ha of crops have been submerged, and a large number of cattle and poultry killed or swept away, according to the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control./.