|The site of the incident. — Photo from Bangkok Post|
BANGKOK — The Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand has swiftly contacted and provided necessary information about legal procedures for relatives of two Vietnamese citizens who drowned in Phuket Island on the morning of July 31.
The victims are a woman born in 1970 and her daughter born in 2006, who are residing in Quang Trung Ward, Đống Đa District, Hà Nội. They came to Phuket with their relatives to meet business partners, and travel.
Lê Trung Kiên, the official in charge of citizen protection at the embassy, said the agency was coordinating with local authorities to issue necessary documents for the victims’ family members assisting them in procedures to repatriate the bodies as soon as possible.
According to the embassy, in case of needing urgent assistance in Thailand, Vietnamese citizens can contact the embassy at the hotline: +66 898966653 or directly come to the embassy at 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330.
The embassy also urged Vietnamese citizens to be mindful of personal safety, and adhere to regulations and recommendations of the host country to avoid regrettable incidents.
Thai police said there were three people involved in the drowning incident, but one survived.
Initial information said the beach still had red flags warning tourists not to swim due to strong winds and rough sea waves.
The two Vietnamese victims were carried 20m away from the shore where they drowned. People who brought them to shore provided first aid but they were pronounced dead by the hospital on arrival. — VNS