HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc from Bangkok has sent his deep condolences to the bereaved families in the incident that saw 39 people die in a lorry in the UK.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and the Foreign Ministry reported that the police of Essex announced they believed there were Vietnamese victims but their identities had not been identified.
The PM instructed the Ministry of Public Security and the Foreign Ministry to immediately send a working team headed by their leading officials to the UK to work with authorities there.
The leader also asked the administrations of the localities which are home to the bereaved families to take suitable measures and encourage them to soon overcome the huge losses.
Gareth Ward, British Ambassador to Vietnam, on Saturday released a statement after police in the UK said they believed all the victims were Vietnamese.
"As we mourn for the victim, we should also think about those people who might be exploited by the traffickers next so that we can prevent another tragedy. This is a wake-up call for us all. As the investigation continues, I commit to putting in all the efforts of my team for the dignity of the victims." —VNS