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Vietnam finds mass grave of communist soldiers

Vietnam finds mass grave of communist soldiers

An official says authorities in southern Vietnam have found a mass grave containing the remains of 12 communist soldiers killed during the Vietnam War.
School official Thai Thanh Hai says the remains were recovered Wednesday along with personal effects like belts, caps and buttons on an army school grounds in Dong Nai province, adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City.
Hai said Thursday that students discovered the remains while planting trees at the site.
The area was once a major base for troops of the former Saigon government and the site of fierce fighting.
About 58,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese were killed in the war, which ended in 1975 when communist North Vietnamese forces overran Saigon, the former capital of South Vietnam, now known as Ho Chi Minh City.


Updated : 2020-12-05 01:39 GMT+08:00