Mass grave of Vietnam War MIA soldiers found in central region

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A mass grave of Vietnamese soldiers who died in the Vietnam War have been unearthed in the central province of Quang Ngai, local authorities said Tuesday.

According to the People's Committee of Pho Thanh Commune, the grave was found by people who were looking for iron scraps around Vuon Dat Hill.

Following the report, local authorities in cooperation with Quang Ngai's military command excavated the grave, which is nearly two meters wide and more than one meter deep.

Authorities said so far they have found the remains of seven soldiers together with their belongings, such as mirrors and backpacks.

Phan Van Co, former member of Pho Thanh Commune's Party unit's committee, told Thanh Nien that the dead soldiers belonged to a division who died in February 1973.

The search at the grave is continuing.

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