Remains of 21 soldiers found in central Vietnam

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Members of an MIA recovery team from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies put the remains of a Vietnamese war martyr into a coffin in the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak

Twenty-one remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died during the Vietnam War have been unearthed in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak, national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam reported Thursday.

The remains were dug up in three mass graves at Village 1 in Ea H'leo Commune, Ea H'leo District, by an MIA recovery team sponsored by the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies on March 6-8, according to VOV's website.

The dead soldiers' belongings such as sandals, badges, and water bottles with their names, military units and hometowns handwritten on them were also found.

According to the website, more remains were expected to be retrieved.

The state-owned bank that operates mainly for the poor undertook two MIA recovery missions last December and this January that led to the discovery of the remains of 46 Vietnamese soldiers.

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