VN tries to identify DNA of suspected people related to 39 deaths in UK

Chairman of the People's Committee of Do Thanh Commune, Yen Thanh District, Nghe An province yesterday said that the local authorities had not received any report from the families of people related to 39 deaths in the UK so far.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a book of condolence
Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a book of condolence

However, there are currently three people from three families who have not been contacted including 26- year- old Nguyen Dinh Tu, 19- year-old Bui Thi Nhung and 30- year- old Le Van Ha.

The Nghe An provincial police worked directly with families to collect information and take samples to identify DNA. 

On the same day, the Department of Foreign Affairs of Nghe An province issued an express letter to the districts, towns and cities to guide the families with related citizens to submit requests for help. 

In addition to the application, the families need to submit documents related to the citizens such as a copy of the birth certificate, ID card, household registration, passport, photo, etc. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs of Nghe An province also announced the phone numbers 0963.632.609 and 0912.292.617 to receive information and procedures assistance from organizations, families and individuals.

Particularly, families and people can contact directly with Mr. Nguyen Hai Duong, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs via mobile number 0963632609 or Mr. Tran Khanh Thuc, Deputy Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs via his hand phone 0912292617.

Earlier, the police of Ha Tinh province coordinated with the local authorities to find out and capture information of eight families in Can Loc District and a family in Hong Linh town that had reported to lose contact with suspected relatives related to incident in the 39 deaths in a container in the UK recently.

The British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward yesterday released an announcement about a meeting with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to discuss the tragedy in Essex but they did not have accurate information on the identity and nationality of the victims. 

Sharing with the worries of the Vietnamese community in the country and in the UK, Mr. Gareth Ward said that he and the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam had discussed how the two governments could cooperate more closely in the process of identifying victims' full names. 

According to Mr. Gareth Ward, the UK and Vietnam will work together to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking, prosecute relevant criminals and protect vulnerable people on foundation of friendship and partnership.

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