Vietnamese in Laos support flood-hit people in central region hinh anh 1Vietnamese people in Laos donate in support of flood-hit people in the central region (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos held a fund-raising event on October 25 in support of people affecting by the recent record flooding in central Vietnam.

Vietnamese people living in Vientiane, Vietnamese enterprises operating in Laos and embassy staff donated a total of over 750 million VND (32,200 USD).

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung spoke highly of the support by the Vietnamese community in Laos, affirming that the embassy will soon send the money to affected families.

In addition, Vientiane-based Phat Tich Pagoda held a requiem for soldiers, officers and civilians killed in the recent devastating floods and landslides in the central region.

As of October 24 evening, heavy rains and floods claimed 119 lives, and left 21 others missing./.