A meeting was held on Friday to discuss victims of the UK lorry incident. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tuấn
HÀ NỘI —One day after announcing the information affirming that all the 39 victims in the incident of the container truck, detected in Essex county, northeast of London, on October 23, are Vietnamese, the Ministry of Public Security late Friday evening officially announced their identities.
Earlier Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình said Việt Nam would continue to take all necessary citizen protection measures to bring the victims home early after all 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in the UK were confirmed as Vietnamese nationals.
At a meeting held on Friday, Deputy PM Bình said after co-ordination, examination and comparison of personal identities, the Ministry of Public Security of Việt Nam and UK law enforcement agencies on Thursday determined the 39 victims killed in a container discovered in Essex were all Vietnamese nationals.
The 39 citizens came from Hải Phòng, Hải Dương, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình and Thừa Thiên-Huế.
The meeting was held to guide ministries, agencies and localities on how to conduct citizen protective measures in line with Vietnamese, UK and international laws, he said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that a working group, led by Deputy Minister Tô Anh Dũng, arrived in the UK on November 3 to work with UK agencies to identify the victims.
After confirming the identities, the ministry informed the victims’ families and sent its condolences to them. It has also worked with the People’s Committees in relevant localities to help families complete procedures to bring their loved ones home.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a statement released on Thursday evening.
“The Vietnamese Government strongly condemns human trafficking and the illegal organisation of migration, and calls on countries in the region and the world to continue promoting co-operation and resolutely preventing and fighting this especially dangerous crime,” he said.
“The Vietnamese Government highly appreciates UK agencies for closely working with Vietnamese partners to handle the incident, and expresses its thanks to UK citizens and overseas Vietnamese people in the UK and all over the world for sharing and sending their condolences to the victims."
The PM asked authorities and people across the whole country to share, encourage and support the families to help them overcome their huge losses.
The victims include:
1. Đinh Đình Bình, 15-year-old, from Hải Phòng Province
2. Võ Nhân Du, 19-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh Province
3. Cao Tiến Dũng, 37-year-old, from Nghệ An Province
4. Nguyễn Tiến Dũng, 33-year-old, from Quảng Bình
5. Lê Văn Hà, 30-year-old, from Nghệ An
6. Nguyễn Ngọc Hà, 32-year-old, from Quảng Bình
7. Nguyễn Văn Hiệp, 24-year-old, from Nghệ An
8. Trần Ngọc Hiếu, 17-year-old, from Hải Dương
9. Hoàng Văn Hợi, 24-year-old, from Nghệ An
10. Nguyễn Bá Vũ Hùng, 34-year-old, from Thừa Thiên - Huế
11. Trần Mạnh Hùng, 37-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
12. Nguyễn Huy Hùng, 15-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
13. Nguyễn Văn Hùng, 33-year-old, from Nghệ An
14. Võ Văn Linh, 25-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
15. Trần Hải Lộc, 35-year-old, from Nghệ An
16. Nguyễn Đình Lượng, 20-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
17. Phạm Thị Trà My, 26-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
18. Võ Ngọc Nam, 28-year-old, from Nghệ An
19. Trần Thị Ngọc, 19-year-old, from Nghệ An
20. Nguyễn Văn Nhân, 33-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
21. Bùi Thị Nhung, 19-year-old, from Nghệ An
22. Trần Thị Mai Nhung, 18-year-old, from Nghệ An
23. Phạm Thị Ngọc Oanh, 28-year-old, from Nghệ An
24. Nguyễn Huy Phong, 35-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
25. Nguyễn Minh Quang, 20-year-old, from Nghệ An
26. Đinh Đình Thái Quyền, 18-year-old, from Hải Phòng
27. Nguyễn Trọng Thái, 26-year-old, from Nghệ An
28. Bùi Phan Thắng, 37-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
29. Phan Thị Thanh, 41-year-old, from Hải Phòng
30. Cao Huy Thành, 33-year-old, from Nghệ An
31. Lê Ngọc Thành, 44-year-old, from Nghệ An
32. Trần Thị Thơ, 21-year-old, from Nghệ An
33. Trần Khánh Thọ, 18-year-old, from Hà Tĩnh
34. Hoàng Văn Tiếp, 18-year-old, from Nghệ An
35. Nguyễn Đình Tứ, 26-year-old, from Nghệ An
36. Nguyễn Thọ Tuân. 25-year-old, from Nghệ An
37. Dương Minh Tuấn, 27-year-old, from Quảng Bình
38. Đặng Hữu Tuyên, 22-year-old, from Nghệ An
39. Nguyễn Thị Vân, 35-year-old, from Nghệ An.
The Essex Police said that "consultation is underway with regard to the repatriation of those who have died, with the Vietnamese and UK governments working together to achieve this." — VNS