|The women found inside the truck in Rhone of Lyon City, France. — Photo from BBC|
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Embassy in France has said it is keeping a close watch on a case in which some people believed to be Vietnamese citizens were found on a refrigerated truck in Rhone of Lyon city.
The embassy noted that French police on September 27 discovered six women, including two from Iraq and four believed to be Vietnamese, on a refrigerated truck in Rhone that the women thought would take them to England.
Shortly after receiving the notification, the embassy quickly liaised with local authorities to verify the information and ask for their assistance in carrying out citizen protection measures.
Initial information shows that the four individuals are currently in stable health condition.
The case is now under investigation.
As directed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassy will keep a close watch on the case and take the necessary citizen protection measures to guarantee the rights and legitimate interests of the Vietnamese citizens, according to the embassy.
The story harkens back to the infamous tragedy involving the death of 39 Vietnamese people (31 men and 8 women) also in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, UK, believed to be victims of human trafficking or migrants wanting to come to the UK. — VNS