Đào Ngọc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, presented a certificate of recognition to Thao Văn Súa’s relatives. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
THANH HÓA — Thao Văn Súa, former head of Nhi Sơn Commune’s Police Post in the Mường Lát District, who was killed by a flash flood while inspecting houses at risk of landslide in the locality, has been recognised as a martyr.
Đào Ngọc Dung, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs attended a ceremony, which was held on Thursday in his hometown in the north-central province of Thanh Hóa, to honour him.
Dung expressed his deep condolences to Súa's family and said his sacrifice would be a good example for local residents to follow.
Earlier, General Tô Lâm, Minister of Public Security, sent a letter of condolence to Súa’s family.
In the letter, Lâm praises Súa for his high sense of responsibility and that he demonstrated the quality of a typical police officer who is ready to sacrifice himself for the people.
Thao Văn Súa, former head of Nhi Sơn Commune’s Police Post in the Mường Lát District, who passed away while performing his duty, has been recognised as a martyr by the Government. — VNA/VNS Photo
Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee also presented the “Brave Youth” title to the late chief of Nhi Sơn Commune Police Post.
On August 2, Súa was helping villagers from Pá Hộc Village move to safer places. The village is one of the localities that were hard hit by recent storm Wipha with 90 out of 121 local households at risk of landslides.
At 7.30pm on August 3, while rechecking landslide-prone homes near Nhi Sơn Primary School in Ba Hoc village, Súa was swept away by a strong flash flood. His body was found the next day. — VNS