The four Vietnamese nationals who are missing and suspected to have been in Oldham's Bismark House Mill during a fire which destroyed the building have been named.

Cuong Van Chu, Uoc Van Nguyen, Duong Van Nguyen and Nam Thanh Le were reported missing to police on July 21.

Cuong, aged 39, arrived in the UK in June 2019. 

The Bolton News: Cuong Van Chu Cuong Van Chu

He maintained regular contact with his wife and children but they have not heard from him since May 7.

Uoc, aged 31, also maintained regular contact with his wife but she has not heard from him since May 7, the day of the Bower Street blaze, at which time he said he was in a mill.

The Bolton News: Uoc Van NguyenUoc Van Nguyen

Duong, aged 29, arrived in the UK approximately 12 months ago.

He last contacted his family approximately three months ago, at which time he said he was residing in ‘an abandoned house’ while looking for work.

The Bolton News: Duong Van Nguyen Duong Van Nguyen

Nam, aged 21, arrived in the UK in January 2022.

He last contacted his family on May 4, at which time he said he was residing in ‘a derelict house’ in ‘Dam’, believed to be Oldham, whilst looking for work.

The Bolton News: Nam Thanh Le Nam Thanh Le

Teams have been searching the remnants of the mill since demolition workers discovered human remains on July 23.

Specialists have confirmed the recovery of remains of three victims, though they have not yet been formally identified.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, GMP’s Victim Identification lead, said: “Our thoughts remain with Cuong, Uoc, Duong and Nam’s loved ones.

"Specially-trained officers have been in direct contact with them and continue to make every effort to ensure they are fully updated and supported in Vietnam, as they would be in the United Kingdom.

“Though we have reason to suspect that Cuong, Uoc, Duong and Nam may have been in the mill during the fire, we are keeping an open mind with regards to how many people were present and their whereabouts.

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"I, therefore, appeal to them or anyone with information about their whereabouts before or after the fire to contact us. I stress that their safety and welfare is our number one priority.

“We also continue to appeal for information about the fire or activities at the mill beforehand.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police via 101 quoting Operation Logan.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

Information can also be submitted in English or Vietnamese via the Major Incident Public Portal at

Anyone who would like to remain anonymous can share information via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.