Russian President Medvedev sends condolences to Thailand over flooding

October 31st, 2010 - 4:14 am ICT by BNO News  

MOSCOW/BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday offered his condolences to Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for the deaths of up to 100 people who died in severe flooding that has affected parts of Thailand.

The flooding, described as the worst of its kind in decades, has affected 36 of the country’s 76 provinces. It began earlier this month as a result of heavy downpours which caused rivers to burst, although Bangkok has seen only minimal flooding.

“It was with great sadness that I learned of the severe floods in Thailand that have resulted in numerous human casualties and extensive damage,” Medvedev wrote in his letter to Abhisit. “Russia shares the Thai people’s grief.”

Medvedev further told Abhisit that Russia is ready to offer disaster relief assistance, if requested. “Please pass on my condolences to the bereaved families and my best wishes to the injured for a speedy recovery,” he added.

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