Vietnamese expats in UK mourn victims of lorry tragedy hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

London (VNA) – A delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy and  the associations of Vietnamese expatriates and students in the UK headed by Ambassador Tran Ngoc An laid wreaths at Thurrock Council on November 7 to commemorate 39 Vietnamese victims of the lorry tragedy in Essex.

Earlier the same day, the victims were officially confirmed to be Vietnamese citizens. They were found dead in a container truck in Essex, the northeast of London, UK, on October 23.

In response to the news, the Vietnamese Embassy issued a statement expressing deep sorrow, and extended its sympathy to the victims’ families.

The embassy pledged to coordinate with a Vietnamese inter-sectoral delegation now working in the UK and relevant agencies of both Vietnam and the UK to repatriate the victims’ remains as soon as possible.

Families that need support can contact the citizen protection hotline on 84 981 84 84 84, or the embassy hotline on 44 7713 181 501./.