Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 26 extended condolences to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala over human losses caused by a devastating earthquake on April 25.

According to incomplete statistics, the death toll passed 1,800 after the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake, which is said the worst disaster in the quake-prone Himalayan nation in more than 80 years.

Severed communications and landslides in the country posed challenges to relief efforts.

On the day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled a message of sympathy to Nepalese Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey.

In their messages, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh sent their heartfelt sympathies to Nepal and expressed their hope that Nepalese people would soon overcome the tragedy and resume their regular activities.-VNA