Vietnamese leaders extend condolences to US over losses in tornadoes

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Rescue forces search for missing victims in Kentucky state. — AFP/VNA Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Sunday sent messages of condolences to US President Joe Biden over the losses of human lives and property as recent tornadoes hit the country’s central region, particularly Kentucky state.

Six US states were devastated by the powerful tornadoes that have left at least 94 people dead, BBC reported.

Dozens more people are missing and entire towns were destroyed by about 30 tornadoes on December 10.

President Biden has declared a disaster in Kentucky, the worst-affected state. At least 80 people have died in the state, and the death toll is expected to rise above 100.

President Phúc and PM Chính thanked the US side for presenting more than 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Việt Nam through the COVAX Facility. — VNS

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