Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son told reporters on Monday that the UK side has sent four sets of dossiers related to the Essex lorry deaths to the Ministry of Public Security to ask for verification coordination.
|Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son |
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is developing dossiers of possible victims but until now there have been no grounds to confirm Vietnamese nationals are among the victims, Son said.
The Vietnamese Embassy in London has dispatched permanent diplomat to the scene while a representative of the Foreign Ministry will meet the British Ambassador in Viet Nam on October 28 to exchange information.
The same day, Nguyen Dac Vinh-Secretary of the Nghe An Provincial Party Committee said local authorities have taken hair and nail samples of the families who have reported that their relatives may be among the Essex victims and coordinate with the UK side in investigation process.
Vinh called on local residents to wait for exact information from competent authorities and avoid speculations that may make the families more anxious.
He recommended citizens should go to work abroad through legal channels protected by the Vietnamese State.
As of October 27, 24 families in Nghe An and Ha Tinh reported to local authorities that their relatives are missing in the Europe and the UK, according to VNExpress.
Police arrived to these families to take DNA in order to coordinate with the UK side in identifying whether their relatives are among the victims.