Vietnamese President Quang dies at 62

September 21, 2018, 9:51 pm

<p><em>(Photo courtesy of Vietnam News Agency)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy of Vietnam News Agency)

HANOI— President Tran Dai Quang passed away due to serious illness on Friday morning at the age of 62.

The National Commission of Health Services for Officials announced that President Quang died at 10:05 a.m. at the 108 Military Hospital despite the efforts of both Vietnamese and foreign doctors.

The president was born on Oct. 12, 1956 in the northern rural province of Ninh Binh.

A career policeman, he enrolled in the People’s Police Academy at the age of 16 and served in the police force throughout his life. He became the Minister of Public Security in 2011 and was elected President of Vietnam in 2016.

His official term was due to end in 2021.

He was also a professor in security science. (VNS)