Vietnamese President sends sympathies to South African counterpart over deadly fire in Johannesburg

WVR - State President Vo Van Thuong sent a message of sympathy to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa over a deadly fire that broke out inside a five storey building in the Johannesburg CBD.
Vụ hỏa hoạn ở thành phố Johannesburg ngày 31/8 cướp đi sinh mạng của 74 người. (Nguồn: New York Times)
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.”

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