Vietnamese President dies of illness

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies on September 21 at the age of 61 after a prologued illness, state run media reported. (AFP)

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after an illness, the government of Vietnam announced.

Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," Vietnam Television reported.

Quang was appointed to the role in April, 2016. Before that, he had served as Minister of Public Security.

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