People across the country have been expressing their sorrow at the passing of General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died on October 4.

The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien held a solemn ceremony on October 8 to commemorate the General.

The managing board of the President Ho Chi Minh memorial house in Dien Bien Phu city, at a request by many people, erected an altar for General Giap on E2 Hill, the site of fierce battles during the Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1954, so that people can offer incense to honour him when visiting the historic place.

In recent days, local people living in northern Thai Nguyen province’s Dinh Hoa district - which once formed the ATK Safety Zone harbouring Vietnam’s revolutionary leaders and is now a national special historical site – have paid their respects to General Giap, who worked in the district’s Bao Linh commune from 1949 to 1954 while commanding the resistance war against the French. .

On October 8, Thai Nguyen provincial authorities paid floral tribute and offered incense to General Giap at his living and working place in the district’s Bao Linh commune during the war.

Meanwhile, thousands of people from all corners of the country have flocked to the house of General Giap’s family at 30 Hoang Dieu Street in Hanoi to pay their last respects to the deceased.

Hundreds of volunteers are working hard to help the family serve mourners, while local people living near the house have provided free bread, water and paper fans for them.-VNA