Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on July 24 attended a ceremony to commemorate the 44 th death anniversary of 10 young female volunteers who sacrificed their lives levelling bomb craters on July 24, 1968 in Dong Loc intersection in the central province of Ha Tinh.

During the American war in Vietnam, Dong Loc junction was the most important site on the North-South supply route where supply trucks carrying army men, food, arms and munitions passing by.

When trying to level bomb craters to keep the junction open to traffic, the young volunteers were killed by a bomb exploded right in front of their shelter where they were hiding.

The Deputy PM also offered incense at the tombs of the 10 young girls and the Dong Loc War Martyrs Monument .

Later the same day, Deputy PM Nhan attended a ceremony where the Ministry of Education and Training handed over 10 statues of fallen combatants to Ha Tinh province.

Addressing the event, the Deputy PM highlighted the significance of the project which aims to recognise the great contributions by the 10 girls who laid down their lives in Dong Loc intersection for the nation and people.

Also on July 24, Deputy PM Nhan presented gifts to fallen combatants’ relatives in Duc Tho district, Ha Tinh province.-VNA