The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday that it was working with the relevant agencies of Vietnam and China to adopt essential citizen protection measures after a vehicle plunging off a cliff in southern China near the border with Vietnam killed 11 passengers, including nine Vietnamese nationals.
The ministry is also stepping up efforts to verify the victims’ identity and find their family members.
The fatal crash occurred in Jingxi City in south China’s Guangxi at 6:30 am on Friday, claiming the lives of 11 people on board.
Among the victims, nine had Vietnamese identification cards, according to the Vietnam Consulate General to China’s Nanning.
After being notified of the road incident, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Nanning promptly contacted Chinese agencies for further information and applied consular protection measures.
The Vietnamese side also proposed the Chinese agencies to ensure the rights and legal benefits of Vietnamese citizens.
The Jingxi City government had earlier announced a deadly crash that killed 11 of 14 passengers on board a seven-seater car.
Among the deceased were nine Vietnamese nationals and one Chinese, while the remaining one victim’s identity was yet to be verified, ABC News reported.