Family to receive murder victim’s body in Korea
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Two relatives of Pham Thi Loan, a Vietnamese woman who was killed on Tuesday by her South Korean husband who later committed suicide have gone to South Korea to receive her body.
Pham Thi Loan and her South Korean husband at their wedding ceremony held in Can Tho in November 2011 Photo: Tuoi Tre
With the help of the Women Union of Can Tho Province, Loan’s native land, 34-year-old Pham Thi Lan, who is Loan’s younger sister, and her husband, arrived in the South Korean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday afternoon to carry out procedures for going to South Korea to cremate Loan’s body and take her ash home.
The diplomatic agency granted the couple a visa valid for 90 days and said it would cover accommodation, food, travel and interpretation expenses for the couple.
After arriving in Seoul this morning, Lan and Hai have been assisted by the Multicultural Family Support Center of Gangwon City’s Jeon Seon County in carrying out procedures for receiving and incinerating the body, which is being kept at a local hospital.
Lan said she wanted to take pictures of Loan’s body before the cremation and bring back to Vietnam all of the items Loan had brought to South Korea.
As earlier reported, Loan was killed by her husband, 49-year-old Eom Yang Ock, on February 6, three months after she accompanied him to Jeon Seon.
Their wedding ceremony was held in Can Tho on November 11, 2011.
After her marriage, Loan seldom phoned home and her relatives had to phone her husband to ask to talk with her, Lan said.
In these phone conversations, Loan never said she had been mistreated by her husband.