The old lady in Dong Nai is 2 years older than the ‘World’s Oldest Person’

The old lady in Dong Nai is 2 years older than the ‘World’s Oldest Person’

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TPO – At 119 years old, Mr. Khong is the oldest person in Vietnam and 2 years older than the oldest person in the world recognized by Guinness World Records.

According to identification papers and longevity cards of the President and local authorities, Mrs. Trinh Thi Khong (born in 1905, residing in Binh Loc commune, Long Khanh city, Dong Nai) is 119 years old this year.

With this age, Mr. Khong is the oldest in Vietnam and older than the French woman who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest in the world (born in 1907).

Mr. Trinh Thi Khong

Mr. Khong is from Thanh Hoa. From 2014 until now, he has come to Dong Nai to live with his second daughter, Mrs. Do Thi Ninh, who is also 82 years old this year. According to his family, Mr. Khong has 7 children (4 son, 3 daughters). Her eldest son is also over 90 years old this year. Currently, Mr. Khong has up to 150 children, grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

The old lady in Dong Nai is 2 years older than the 'World's Oldest Person' photo 2

Binh Loc Commune People’s Committee celebrates Mr. Khong’s 118th birthday

Ms. Ninh, who is currently directly taking care of Mr. Khong, said that he is still healthy, just having difficulty walking. Every day he eats 3 meals and only eats porridge and drinks bird’s nest water. She remembers a lot about when she was young and worked to raise her children.

Every year, Mr. Khong’s family welcomes delegations from the province, city, and commune to visit and wish him a long life. In June 2023, the local government came to the house to give Mr. Khong a 118-year-old birthday certificate.

Vice Chairman of Long Khanh City People’s Committee Tang Quoc Lap said that Mr. Khong always received the attention of the Party Committee, authorities, and local organizations. Every year, he receives gifts from the President given to people 100 years old or older. Mr. Lap also hopes that through the media, the Guinness World Organization will pay attention to Mr. Khong’s case.

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