RoK supports Vietnamese flood victims

Update: 08:55 | 11/11/2017
The Republic of Korea (RoK) will provide an aid package of 1 million USD to support people affected by the recent typhoon Damrey in Vietnam, the RoK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on November 10.
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"The South Korean government expresses its sincere consolation to the people of Vietnam over the typhoon damage and hopes for their prompt return to normal as well as recovery of the damage," the ministry said.

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A woman walks along a street full of debris caused by Typhoon Damrey in the ancient UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An, Vietnam November 8, 2017. (Photo Reuters/VNA)

Earlier on November 7, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin directed providing 5 million USD in aid for Vietnam to overcome flood consequences.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year, has left over 100 people dead and missing as well as destroyed more than 120,700 houses.  

Causing the most serious damages over the past two decades, the typhoon made landfall in central Vietnam at a time when the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week is ongoing in the central city of Da Nang from November 6-11.

It also damaged transport infrastructure and left many areas in power outage.

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(Source: VNA)