Vietnam War-era tunnel discovered in central province

By Nguyen Phuc, Thanh Nien News

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A tunnel has recently been found in Cua Tung Town, Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Photo: Nguyen Phuc A tunnel has recently been found in Cua Tung Town, Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Photo: Nguyen Phuc

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An underground tunnel believed to have been used by Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War has been discovered in the central province of Quang Tri.
The tunnel was found on January 27 by construction workers in Vinh Linh District, Ngo Thanh Bao, director of Quang Tri’s relics conservation center, said on Friday.
Bao said his agency is seeking the provincial government’s approval to preserve the tunnel, which is one meter wide and 1.5 meter high.
He said its length is still unknown due to a lack of proper equipment, adding that the mouth of the tunnel is sinking.
Apart from the newly-found tunnel, Vinh Linh District is home to the two-kilometer Vinh Moc tunnel system, built in 1966 to safeguard soldiers and locals during the Vietnam War.
The system has meeting rooms, wells, kitchens, medical chambers and family chambers with six entrances leading to nearby hills and the East Sea. It is now a popular tourist site. 

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