Today, on September 14, the Academy of Journalism and Communication held the opening ceremony of the new school year 2023 – 2024.
Had it not been for the recent mini apartment fire, D.NTH might have been wearing a pure white ao dai, mingling with the nearly 2,000 freshmen of Class 43. But H. is gone forever. At the age of eighteen, she promised to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a journalist…
The entire family of four is now separated
On the afternoon of September 14, at the Universal Avatar Station – Van Dien Cemetery, comrades, teammates and neighbors came to encourage H’s father and son on behalf of the family, express condolences, and take care of funeral arrangements. Fire broke out in the apartment on the night of 12 September.
During the family’s grief and confusion, everyone silently stood by Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong and encouraged her. From time to time she raised her hand to wipe her tears, the pain could not go away.
Disaster struck, the entire family of four, “full of food, full of happiness” was now separated, leaving only her alone. Her husband – Lieutenant Colonel D.T.T. (serving in Division 361, Air Defense – Air Force) and two children living in apartment 405 could not escape the terrible fire.
Ms. Phuong recalled that her family had saved up money to buy a mini apartment to welcome her daughter to prepare for university and her son to study in Hanoi. Father and son live in an apartment while she works in Hoa Binh. Every Friday she comes home with her father and children and then returns to Hoa Binh for work the following Monday.
But yesterday morning, the teacher called him and said that he did not see his son coming to class. She said that there was a fire in the area near the school, so she was afraid that she would not be able to reach there due to traffic jam. At that time, she tried to call her husband and daughter but no one answered the phone. She called her husband’s associates but they said they had not seen him yet.
Feeling bad, she went online to find the address of the burned down apartment building, and was shocked to see the exact location of her apartment building.
She remembers that even at that time, she remained calm and drove the car to Hanoi alone in the hope that her father and her children would still be safe, but in the end, there was no one to stay with them anymore…
“Normally, I often have insomnia, but for some reason I could not save my children. He died on his knees as if he wanted to hug and save my children but was helpless…” – Ms. Phuong said sobbing.
“If your dream doesn’t come true, you will be gone, my child…”
Holding back tears as she remembered her young daughter, who had just passed the university entrance exams, Ms. Phuong choked up as she described how, at the age of eighteen, H. followed in her mother’s footsteps. Had a lot of ambitions and plans to go. Career in Journalism and Communication…
Upon receiving the news that H. had been admitted to the Academy of Journalism and Communication, neighbors came to share their joy with Ms. Phuong’s family. Everyone praised “She is beautiful, nice and also good in studies”.
During his high school years, H. always achieved good results and was a literature alumnus at Hoàng Văn Thu High School (Hoa Binh Province).
After completing the admissions processes, H. asked her mother to let her child work part-time at a pho restaurant, she said, but she did not agree, and asked her child to focus on studies and work for her mother. Asked to take care of younger brother. space, and their parents will be able to take care of it for the children.
But I understand that girls are always independent and want to earn money to support their family. The next day, she came for an interview for a part-time job.
“I am active, study very well, have many scholarships, merit certificates and merit certificates. All my teachers and friends admire me, love me and appreciate me. I am in the media “Dream to work, I dream to do a dynamic job.” Like mother.
My mother also encouraged me to pursue a career that would give me the opportunity to be active, meet many people, and grow. But your dream has not yet been fulfilled and you are gone, my child…” – Mother became sad.
Before the opening ceremony began this morning, faculty and students at the Academy of Journalism and Communication took a minute to remember the victims of the mini apartment fire in Hanoi.
To share the family’s loss, Division 361 performs the last rites of H’s father and son. The first day of school was the day when H., his father and younger brother were cremated.
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