At least 46 people lost their lives, and four were declared missing after South Korea was hit with torrential rainfall last weekend, leading to widespread floods and landslides nationwide.
Following this grievous natural calamity, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, sent a message of condolence to his counterpart in South Korea, expressing his sadness and condolences over the incident.
The message says, “I was deeply saddened to learn about the severe flooding caused by heavy rain in North Gyeongsang province and other areas of the Republic of Korea since 15 July, causing tremendous loss of life and property.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Laos and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to Your Excellency and through Your Excellency to the government and people of the Republic of Korea, particularly to the victims and their families. I am confident that through intensive efforts by the government, the people of the Republic of Korea will be able to recover from this difficult time and soon restore their lives to normal.”