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Quang Tri

Landmines kill more than 10,500 in six central provinces

Society

Landmines kill more than 10,500 in six central provinces

Since the Vietnam war ended in 1975, bombs, landmines, and other unexploded ordnance has caused 10,529 deaths and 12,231 injuries and today they still remain, scattered across 35 percent of the land in six central provinces, according to a project jointly carried out by Vietnamese and American agencies.

Sacrifice of fallen combatants remembered

Society

Sacrifice of fallen combatants remembered

Participants found it a worthwhile experience being part of an event to commemorate those who laid down their lives for national freedom and peace at one of the country’s fiercest battlefields during the US war.

French-era cannon balls discovered

Culture - Sports

French-era cannon balls discovered

Piles of old cannon balls dating back to the 19 th century have been unearthed in and around old French military posts in the previously war-torn province of central Quang Tri, says a leading archaeologist.

Festival to be held in war-torn province

Culture - Sports

Festival to be held in war-torn province

A festival and cultural exchange entitled “War Memories and a Desire for Peace” will be held in Quang Tri province, the scene of some fiercest fighting during the US war, to mark the 62 nd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).