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Martyrs’ remains found in Cambodia laid to rest

Update: July, 27/2016 - 10:48
A solemn memorial service and burial ceremony for 351 sets of remains of revolutionary Vietnamese martyrs was organised yesterday at 82 Hill Martyrs Cemetery in the southeast province of Tây Ninh, which borders Việt Nam and Cambodia. — Photo kinhtenongthon.com.vn

TÂY NINH — A solemn memorial service and burial ceremony for 351 sets of remains of revolutionary Vietnamese martyrs was organised yesterday at 82 Hill Martyrs Cemetery in the southeast province of Tây Ninh, which borders Việt Nam and Cambodia.

Of the number of volunteer revolutionaries, 344 sacrificed their lives on the Cambodian battlefield.

At the ceremony, Nguyễn Thanh Ngọc, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the Party Committee, authorities and the public had co-operated since 2000 with Cambodia to look for the remains and repatriate them back to the province.

About 3,881 sets of remains have been buried at the 82 Hill Martyrs Cemetery.  

A ceremony for 28 sets of remains of people who died in Cambodia was also held yesterday at Bình Phước Province’s martyrs cemetery.

There are a total of 2,552 sets of remains buried at the cemetery, including 2,263 repatriated from Cambodia.

During the 2015-2016 dry season, 748 sets of remains were sought in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Defense. — VNS

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