Mass grave from Vietnam War discovered

A mass grave was found containing the remains of 47 communist commandos killed during the Vietnam War, an official said today.

Lu Dinh Phu said eight of the bodies were identified. Mr Phu is the deputy chief of Nghia Hanh district in central Quang Ngai province, where the grave is located.

The commandos were believed to have been killed during their attack on a building used by the US-backed Saigon government in January 1968.

Former commandos who survived the attack led the government to the site of the grave.

The war ended in 1975 when communist North Vietnamese forces overran Saigon, the former capital of South Vietnam, now known as Ho Chi Minh City.

About 58,000 Americans and three million Vietnamese were killed in the conflict.

More in this Section

Musk says faith in humanity restored as he is cleared of defaming British caverMusk says faith in humanity restored as he is cleared of defaming British caver

25 killed in gun attack on anti-government protesters in Baghdad25 killed in gun attack on anti-government protesters in Baghdad

Donald Trump holds off on cartel terrorist designationDonald Trump holds off on cartel terrorist designation

Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after fire attackIndian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after fire attack


Lifestyle

As we wait, eager and giddy, a collective shudder of agitated ardor ripples through the theatre, like a Late, Late Toyshow audience when they KNOW Ryan’s going to give them another €150 voucher. Suddenly, a voice booms from the stage. Everyone erupts, whooping and cheering. And that was just for the safety announcement.Everyman's outstanding Jack and the Beanstalk ticks all panto boxes

Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

More From The Irish Examiner