Thriller as Brit dies hours after arriving in Vietnam: Household fly out ‘to seek out solutions’ after 31-year-old is discovered collapsed exterior a nightclub
- Darren Blair, 31, died hours after attending to Hanoi, Vietnam
- However Vietnam’s embassy gave his household two completely different tales about his dying
- His household have now flown out to Hanoi to get some concrete solutions
The household of a person who died in Vietnam hours after arriving within the nation have flown out to hunt solutions about his dying.
Darren Blair, described as a ‘pillar’ of Nottingham although his work with town’s music scene, handed away in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, within the early hours of September 26.
His sibling, Catherine Nichol, says Darren’s household have been given two completely different tales concerning the occasions main as much as his dying at simply 31 years outdated.
Catherine claims to have been initially informed by the Embassy of Vietnam in London that Darren handed away at 5:30 am in hospital, after he was discovered unconscious however respiration exterior a nightclub.
However she mentioned the embassy later informed her that workers on the nightclub tried to wake him up after fell asleep on a settee within the membership.
Darren Blair (pictured) was simply 31 when he handed away in Hanoi, Vietnam
He was on vacation within the nation, taking a break after spending time in Japan for work
Within the second model of occasions, emergency companies then took him to hospital and he’s mentioned to have died at 6:40 am.
The embassy reportedly informed his household that the one possessions he had had been his financial institution card and a key fob for his lodge room.
His household do not know the place his cellphone is, or the place his different possessions are.
An post-mortem on his physique has not but been carried out, leaving Darren’s household with extra questions that solutions.
Catherine is certainly one of a number of of Darren’s kinfolk who flew out to Hanoi on Sunday to press authorities for concrete solutions.
‘There are 1,000,000 issues going via my head and the embassy aren’t serving to me, so we’re flying out to kind this. We simply want some solutions,’ she informed NottinghamshireLive.
Darren, who labored for eight years with the corporate answerable for the worldwide Disney on Ice tour, had simply completed working in Japan and determined to take a week-long break in Vietnam earlier than the tour was as a result of transfer once more.
After he arrived in Vietnam on September 25, Nottinghamshire Police visited his dad and mom and broke the information that he had handed away the next day.
On prime of the dearth of solutions, the household face big monetary pressures, as they might must pay tens of hundreds of kilos to repatriate his physique.
The household had been reportedly given an estimated value of getting Darren’s physique again of £20,000 to £30,000, however they mentioned that the ultimate invoice to kind all his affairs will seemingly value £50,000.
A GoFundMe web page set as much as assist pay for prices has raised over £22,000 at time of publication.
That is sophisticated by the truth that his household have no idea whether or not he was lined by journey insurance coverage on the time of his dying.
Catherine described her late brother as a ‘pillar’ of Nottingham. He labored on occasions at Nottingham’s Ice Area from the age of 18, and managed a number of native bands whereas he labored overseas.
Feedback below the household’s GoFundMe web page converse of his connection to town.
One reads: ‘I met Darren final 12 months, and he was the best, only a nice, superb man. All the time blissful and upbeat, he shall be sorely missed by all who he met in his thrilling life. I thought of him a brother and can sorely miss him.’
One other mentioned: ‘I keep in mind Darren very fondly from working with him at I am Not From London. Thanks, Darren. For all of your power and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure understanding you. Little doubt you will be missed by so many individuals.’
MailOnline has contacted Vietnam’s embassy in London for remark.