Working session discusses citizen protection measures in lorry death case

Saturday, 2019-11-09 13:27:58
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NDO/VNA – A working session was held in Hanoi on November 8 to discuss citizen protection measures regarding the case of 39 victims found dead in a container truck in the UK on October 23.

The event was co-chaired by permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Binh said the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and the UK law enforcement agencies announced on November 7 that 39 people, found dead in Essex, northeast of London, are all Vietnamese.

They come from Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Thua Thien - Hue.

The session aims to direct ministries, agencies and localities concerned to take citizen protection measures in line with Vietnamese, UK and international laws, he said.

According to the Foreign Ministry’s report, an inter-sectoral delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung went to the UK on November 3 to work with the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and agencies concerned on the identification of the victims and address relevant issues.

The Foreign Ministry also worked with People’s Committees of localities involved in the case to collect wishes of the bereaved families and guide them the process of receiving remains from the UK. It extended condolences to families of 39 victims.