Vietnamese worker shot dead in Angola

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Phan Van Tuan, a worker from central Vietnam, is said to have been shot dead on the way to his workplace. File photo Phan Van Tuan, a worker from central Vietnam, is said to have been shot dead on the way to his workplace. File photo

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A Vietnamese worker was shot dead on the way to his workplace in Angola, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.
Phan Van Tuan, 33, hailing from the north-central province of Nghe An, was shot by a group of armed men in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to an association of Vietnamese people in the country.
No further information was provided. 
Tuan arrived in Angola to work two years ago. His family is reported to be poor; his wife also went to southern Vietnam to work, leaving their child at the care of his parents.
According to the Vietnamese association in Angola, Tuan’s body was brought to a local mortuary. The association is raising funds to help bring his body back home.
Nguyen Thi Nhan, a Vietnamese worker in Angola, said Tuan is a friendly person and he did not have conflicts with anyone.
“He said he came to Angola to make money to cover his debts, but then this unfortunate thing happened,” she told Lao Dong.
Nhan called for people’s support to repatriate his body at the soonest.
Dang Cao Thang, deputy director of the Nghe An labor department, said the province did not license people to work in Angola.
Most of the workers traveled to the country and overstayed or they got sent to the country by illegal labor agencies, he said.

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