Kazakhstan, Palestine send sympathy to Vietnam over flooding

Saturday, 2020-10-24 09:43:11
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NDO/VNA – President of Kazakhstan Kassym Tokayev, and President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Mahmoud Abbas sent messages of sympathy to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong over the serious flooding that has caused both human and material loss in the central region.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the flooding that began on October 6 has killed 111 people and left 22 missing nationwide as of 7am on October 21. Some 371 ha of rice paddies have been submerged, 7,126 ha of crops damaged and over 700,000 heads of cattle and poultry killed or swept away.

The floods also inflicted substantial damage upon local agriculture, irrigation, and transport infrastructure.