|Three people were pulled from the wreckage of Friday’s plane crash in Cuba. — AFP/VNA Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Saturday sent a message of condolences to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Raul Castro Ruz over the recent plane crash of Cuba’s carrier Cubana de Avicion that killed 107 people.
President Trần Đại Quang and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc cabled their condolence messages to President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz Canel Bermudes. Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân extended a message of condolences to President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo.
The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh extended his sympathy to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla.
The Cubana de Avicion Boeing 737-200, with 110 people on board, including 104 passengers, crashed into an uninhabited area at 12:08 (Cuba time) on May 18 when it was en route from Havana to Holguin. The accident left only three survivors. — VNS