Vietnamese heroic mother Tran Thi Viet, who was recognised as the country’s oldest living person by Vietnam Guinness Book of Records, passed away on June 18, lived to be 119 years old.

Mother Tran Thi Viet has 10 children, seven of whom sacrificed their life to the fight for national independence. She was awarded the title Heroic Vietnamese Mother by the State.

According to Vice Chairman of Long An provincial People’s Committee Tran Huu Phuoc, a solemn memorial service for mother Viet and her burial service will be held on June 20 at a cemetery in her home village, in Tuyen Binh Tay commune, Vinh Hung district, in the Mekong Delta province of Long An./.