Local history: The tunnel being inspected for renovation work. — Photo dantri.com.vn
HÀ NỘI – The central province of Quảng Trị will preserve a part of a war tunnel used during the American War for tourism purposes.
The Y-shaped tunnel, located in Vĩnh Linh District, is about 200m long, 1.2m high and 1m wide.
According to Hoàng Văn Đới, 69, a local resident, the tunnel’s construction began in 1962 and was completed four years later. It collapsed after being hit by an American bomb in February 1968.
Local elders want a plaque to mark the historical site as well as to educate the youth about the war and the people who lost their lives in the tunnel during the bombing.
Local authorities will renovate a part of the tunnel for tourist purposes, while searching for the remains of the martyrs. — VNS