Vietnamese sailors rescued in Philippines return home

Update: 18:20 | 14/11/2017
Three Vietnamese sailors, who were rescued from captivity by the Philippines army, landed at Noi Bai international airport in Ha Noi on November 14.
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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.

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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.

(Source: VNA)