Vietnam, South Korea commemorate over 1,000 victims of 1966 massacres

By Hoang Trong, Thanh Nien News

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South Korean people offer incenses at Go Dai Memorial in the central province of Binh Dinh on February 26, 2016. Photo: Hoang Trong South Korean people offer incenses at Go Dai Memorial in the central province of Binh Dinh on February 26, 2016. Photo: Hoang Trong

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Hundreds of Vietnamese and Korean people, including officials and veterans, have attended a ceremony in the central province of Binh Dinh to commemorate more than 1,000 locals who were killed by Korean armed forces during the Vietnam War.
The killings took place between February 2 and 26 in 1966, including 380 villagers who were killed within an hour at Go Dai Hamlet, Tay Son District, on the last day. Other massacres took place around the district, according to Binh Dinh's authorities.
Speaking at the ceremony at Go Dai Memorial on Friday, Professor Rok Hwa Wook, who is leading efforts to establish a Korean-Vietnamese Peace Fund, said it was a shame that his country repeated in Vietnam similar sufferings that the US had subjected Korean people to.
He expressed his apologies and sorrow about the killings, while kneeling and bowing to the deceased and their living families.

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