Vietnamese sailors rescued in Philippines return home
|TIN LIÊN QUAN|
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Attacked and held hostage in Philippine waters last February by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, the three crewmembers of the Giang Hai vessel – Bui Xuan Vien, Bui Trung Duc, and Nguyen Quang Huy – were liberated and handed over to the Philippines army unit on Tawi Tawi island on November 10. Another sailor, Nguyen Huu Truong, was also rescued but died due to illness.
|The three rescued sailors at the Noi Bai international airport: Bui Xuan Vien (left), Bui Trung Duc (on a wheelchair) and Nguyen Quang Huy (behind, left)|
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines took charge of the three men and the body of the deceased from November 12.
At Noi Bai airport, a representative from the Consular Department under the Foreign Ministry said Truong’s body remained in Manila, with the Vietnam Embassy working to complete paperwork to transfer him to Vietnam.
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The Vietnam's Embassy in the Philippines will continue to closely coordinate with local authorities to bring the remains of Vietnamese citizens back home.