Five killed by Vietnam War shell
CNN, Saturday, December 25, 2004 Posted: 6:38 AM EST (1138 GMT)
HANOI, Vietnam (Reuters ) -- Four children aged between nine and 14 and a 20-year old man were killed in southern Vietnam when a war-time mortar shell they were playing with exploded, state media reported on Saturday.
The five were killed instantly on Tuesday in a field where they were tending a herd of cows in the southern province of Binh Thuan, the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper reported.
Since the U.S.-led Vietnam War ended, nearly 40,000 Vietnamese have been killed by leftover ordnance.
...it seems ironical that they were killed in a war which "got over" more than a decade before they were even born!!!
Sunday, December 26, 2004