Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies at age 61

Sep 21 : Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country’s top three leaders, died on Friday after an a “serious illness” state television and radio announced.

Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors”, Vietnam Television reported.

President Tran Dai died at 10:05 am on the 21st of September at the military hospital,” the official Vietnam News Agency said.

Quang had passed away “despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television reported.

He did not appear in public for more than a month last year, raising questions about his health. His last public appearance was at a Politburo meeting and a reception for a Chinese delegation on Wednesday.

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