Vietnamese schoolgirl sold to China calls for help

A schoolgirl duped into traveling to the northern border area by a classmate and sold to China had called to ask her family for help, said Mr. Ha Cong Quang, secretary of Dong Phu ward Party Committee, Dong Hoi district, the north central province of Quang Binh yesterday.

The girl’s father whose name was abbreviated to Ha V N, 47, told that his 21 year old eldest daughter H Th Th D went to Hanoi to study Taiwanese in preparations for labor export to the territory.

On October 15, over the phone she told him that she travelled to the northern border area with her classmate.

A few days later, his family received a phone call from D sacredly told that she had been deceived and sold to China and she had no clue of where she was because there were all Chinese words in surrounding areas.

She said that another friend from Yen Bai province was also sold to China at the same time with her.

The girl said she was confined in a spacious house. Taking advantage of heedless of people there, she jumped from the second floor to the ground and escaped, ran for about four kilometers through a jungle to a path before reaching a filling station and asking for help.

Nearby police took her to their post where D telephoned her family.

Mr. N said that D had called them twice saying she was taken care of at the Chinese police post who supplied her food and water fully.

She told that the classmate who cheated and sold her to China named Tung Doza from Yen Bai province.

Mr. N has reported to the Police Department in Quang Binh province to take his daughter home.

In related news, another schoolgirl H T Q Tr, 22, from Dong Hoi has recently been rescued and looked after in Hanoi to recognize swindlers, who had sold her to China for a year back while she was boarding to attend school in Thua Thien-Hue province.

By Minh Phong – Translated by Hai Mien

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