Iran Sympathizes with Vietnam over Flood Fatalities

Iran Sympathizes with Vietnam over Flood Fatalities

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed sympathy with Vietnam on the deaths in a floods and landslides in the Southeast Asia nation.

In a message on Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh offered his condolences to the Vietnamese government, nation and families of victims of the recent floods.

Highlighting the friendly ties between Iran and Hanoi, the spokesperson expressed sympathy with the families of victims and wished health for the injured.

Heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides in central Vietnam have left at least 18 people missing, some feared dead, with houses destroyed and roads damaged.

The rains have subsided, however, and efforts were underway to locate those missing, the government said in a statement.

Vietnam is prone to storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Natural disasters – predominantly floods and landslides from storms – killed 378 people last year.

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