A respect-paying service for General Vo Nguyen Giap was held in the former Dien Bien Phu campaign headquarters in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, the north-western mountainous province of the same name, on October 12.

Local mourners, some of them aged nearly 100, and those from neighbouring provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La and Lai Chau flocked to the site even before the start of the service at 7am.

After the service, mourners also watched documentaries on the General’s life and glorious battles under his leadership.-VNA