The decision to this effect was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on October 20.
Du, who was standing on Nghia Lo town’s Ngoi Thia bridge to record images of the floods, was swept away when the bridge collapsed due to the strong flood on October 11.
He was born in 1988 in Ninh Binh city, the province of the same name. He started working as a VNA correspondent in Yen Bai province in October 2016.
Previously, he was one of the reporters honoured by the provincial People’s Committee for outstanding achievements in reporting floods and heavy rains in Mu Cang Chai district in August