Vietnam enters 2-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang

By Ngoc Thanh   September 26, 2018 | 06:31 am GMT+7

Government offices and public places in Vietnam started to fly the national flag at half mast from 6 a.m. Wednesday to commemorate the late president.

Soldiers perform a flag ritual to start two-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi.

Soldiers perform a flag ritual to start two-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. President Quang passed away at 10:05 a.m. Friday at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi after battling a serious illness for more than a year. He was 62.

Soldiers tie a band of black cloth to the national flag as Vietnam enters two-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang Wednesday morning.

Soldiers tie a band of black cloth to the national flag as Vietnam enters two-day state mourning for President Quang Wednesday morning.

The national flag is flown at half mast at the Presidential Palace in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, on Wednesday morning.

The national flag is flown at half mast at the Presidential Palace in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, on Wednesday morning.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same district also pays tribute.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same district also pays tribute.

At the top of the Flag Tower of Hanoi.

At the top of the Flag Tower of Hanoi

A police officer stands guard, with a flag flying at half mast in the distance on the roof of Hanoi Opera House.

A police officer stands guard, with a flag flying at half mast in the distance on the roof of Hanoi Opera House.

Several houses in Hanoi hand the national flag with funeral black band during the state funeral. In remembering Quang, Laos has also declared two days of state mourning starting 6 a.m. Wednesday after Cuba did the same until 11 a.m. Monday (Hanoi time). Thailand has also joined the mourning by having all government offices fly the national flag at half mast for three days starting Monday.

Several houses in Hanoi hand the national flag with funeral black band during the state funeral.

In remembering Quang, Laos has also declared two days of state mourning starting 6 a.m. Wednesday after Cuba did the same until 11 a.m. Monday (Hanoi time). Thailand has also joined the mourning by having all government offices fly the national flag at half mast for three days starting Monday.

 
 
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