Sympathies to Indonesia over losses caused by earthquake

Tuesday, 2018-08-07 21:47:09
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Hundreds of tourists were waiting for evacuation from Gili Trawangan island nearby Lombok, Indonesia on August 6 (Photo: AFP/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 7 expressed their sympathies to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the great losses in human and property caused by the earthquakes on July 29 and August 5 in northeastern Lombok Utara in Nusa Tenggara Barat province.

The same day, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan sent her sympathies to Speaker of the Indonesian People’s Representative Council Bambang Soesatyo.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also offered his sympathies to Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

A 7-magnitude earthquake struck the tourist island of Lombok on August 5, killing at least 105 people, seriously injuring nearly 240 others and rendering over 20,000 locals homeless.

Up to 230 aftershocks were recorded following the quake. More aftershocks are forecast to occur in the next few weeks.