A reburial was held at the Doc Da Bac Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang , on July 22 for the newly-found remains of 183 Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during the US war.

The remains were among the 187 sets of bones found during an eight-month search. The remaining four were brought back to their home villages.

Search teams found 123 sets of remains at border areas in Tri Ton and Tinh Bien districts and 64 in Cambodia . Only seven of them were identified.

Colonel Pham Quang Trung from the An Giang Military High Command said the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell down in the province and Cambodia during the war are still unaccounted for.

He said the search faces an array of difficulties as landscape has changed and a lot of witnesses have passed away.-VNA