The donation was organized in Mexico (Photo: Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico)

Speaking at the event, Mr. Doan Anh Tuan, chargé d'affaires of the Embassy, highlighted the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, and called on the staffs and Vietnamese representative agencies to donate money to support the affected people.

At the ceremony, over VND8.3 million was raised and the money will be transferred to the affected people through relevant agencies.

Earlier, the Vietnamese government granted relief aid of USD200,000 to local people affected by the incident. Vietnam’s ministries, sectors and localities have also launched activities to assist the victims.

The Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam collapsed on July 23rd, causing massive floods which submerged 10 villages downstream and completely isolated Sanamxay district.

The incident affected over 1,300 households with 6,600 people. So far, the rescue forces have found the bodies of 31 victims./.