Vietnamese President sends sympathies to South African counterpart over deadly fire in Johannesburg
|A massive fire in Johannesburg, South Africa has claimed the lives of at least 74 individuals. (Photo: New York Times)
State President Vo Van Thuong on September 1 sent sympathies to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa over the heavy human and property losses in the fire in Johannesburg city on August 31.
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan also extended sympathies to Vice President of South Africa Paul Mashatile over the incident.
At least 74 people have died and dozens more were injured after a fire tore through a five-story building in central Johannesburg which had been turned into informal housing.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa called it a “tragedy.”