UK police identify four Vietnamese victims in Manchester fire

VOV.VN - Greater Manchester Police have officially announced the identity of four Vietnamese citizens who have been reported as missing in a blaze which hit Bismark House Mill in Oldham on May 7.

The individuals were later identified as Chu Van Cuong, 39, Nguyen Van Uoc, 31, Nguyen Van Duong, 29, and Le Thanh Nam, 21.

The UK police said on August 5 that demolition workers had found the bodies on July 23 at the remnants of the mill that caught fire on May 7.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes said in a statement that specially-trained officers have been in direct contact with the victims’ family members in Vietnam as they continue to liaise with partner agencies in order to ensure that they are fully updated and supported on the matter.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK stressed that they were keeping in close contact with local police and authorities. They had made plans to implement all necessary citizen protection measures and post-mortem processes in the event that the victims are confirmed to be Vietnamese citizens.

Vietnamese citizens who require assistance or have related information can dial +44 7713 181 501 to contact the Citizen Protection hotline of the Vietnamese Embassy.

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