President Truong Tan Sang on November 9 sent his sympathies to President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina over the human and material losses caused by the powerful earthquake on November 7.

The same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also cabled his sympathies to his Guatemalan counterpart Harold Caballeros.

The 7.4-magnitude quake left at least 52 people dead.-VNA