Remains of 74 Vietnamese troops found in mass grave

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Remains of 74 Vietnamese troops found in mass grave

Soldiers and residents of central Quang Tri Province's Cam Lo District have unearthed the remains of another 40 liberation soldiers from a mass grave discovered at the end of August.

A reburial service was held Sunday for the remains of 74 Vietnamese soldiers who are believed to have been killed during the war against the US in 1968.

Photo: VNA "> A reburial service was held Sunday for the remains of 74 Vietnamese soldiers who are believed to have been killed during the war against the US in 1968. Photo: VNA

This brings the total number of remains unearthed from the grave to 74. Other objects including hammocks, uniform buttons, watches and raincoats have also been found in the mass grave.

The soldiers are believed to have been killed during the Mau Than Offensive in 1968. Identification work is now underway on the remains.

Authorities had searched unsuccessfully for the grave in the province for three years based on information provided by American veterans who'd said 158 soldiers might be buried there.

Quang Tri was on the frontlines of the Mau Than Offensive.

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