Remains of eight soldiers unearthed in central Vietnam

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Authorities in the central province of Quang Nam announced Sunday that the remains of eight Vietnamese soldiers killed during the Vietnam War had been unearthed in a rural village.

The remains were found during an excavation organized by a crew of former wartime volunteers from Dien Tho Commune after locals reported that many Vietnamese soldiers had been killed in a fierce battle against the American troops in the area.

The remains were recovered along with personal effects, including rubber sandals, canteens, parachute fabric and badges.

Only one of the seven sets of remains have been identified.

The unidentified remains have been buried re-buried on the site of a local memorial for war martyrs.

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