Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng attended the ceremony for the 13 officers and soldiers who were killed by a landslide in Thừa Thiên Huế Province. VNA/VNS Photos
HÀ NỘI — A memorial service for the 13 officials and soldiers who were killed by a landslide in Thừa Thiên Huế Province took place this morning in the central province.
Those who died had been dispatched to rescue workers who had become trapped when a landslide hit Rào Trăng 3 Hydropower Plant. Their bodies were later found near the hydropower plant.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, on behalf of the Government, has sent his deepest condolences to the families and relatives of officers and soldiers.
After this morning's ceremony, the bodies of each person who perished will be transported back to their individual home towns for burial.
The service was held at the Funeral House of the 268 Military Hospital in Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
Families of the soldiers and officers.
Major General Nguyễn Văn Man, deputy commander of Military Zone 4, one of the 13 victims.
The identities of the 13 officers and soldiers, most of them high-ranking officers, were confirmed on Thursday evening. They are:
Major General Nguyễn Văn Man, 54, deputy commander of Military Zone 4.
Colonel Nguyễn Hữu Hùng, 50, deputy head of the Search and Rescue Department, Ministry of National Defence.
Lieutenant Colonel Bùi Phi Công, 42, deputy manager of Military Zone 4’s Logistics Department.
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyễn Tiến Dũng, 41, deputy head of the Military Zone 4’s Operation Office.
Lieutenant Colonel Hoàng Mai Vui, 52, deputy head of Motorcycle Office, Technical Department, the Military Zone 4.
Lieutenant Colonel Lê Tất Thắng, 42, deputy brigade commander, chief of staff of the 80th Information Brigade, Military Zone 4.
Lieutenant Colonel Trần Minh Hải, 41, deputy chief of staff, Military Command of Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
Captain Tôn Thất Bảo Phúc, 34, head of engineering force division, Military Command of Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
Captain Nguyễn Cảnh Cường, 29, company commander, the 80th Information Brigade, Military Zone 4.
Lieutenant Đinh Văn Trung, 36, the 80th Information Brigade, Military Zone 4.
Lieutenant Trương Anh Quốc, 36, Military Command of Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
Nguyễn Văn Bình, 42, chairman of the People’s Committee of Phong Điền District.
Phạm Văn Hưởng, 52, head of Information and Communication Department of Thừa Thiên Huế Portals. — VNS