Local officials and people laid wreaths and offered incense at the ceremony, held solemnly to remember the merits of heroes and martyrs who fell for the cause of national liberation.

Scene at the event. Photo: dantri.vn

A search at a deep of 80 - 100 cm in Sa Nghet ravine of Huong Hoa district discovered their remains accompanied by many relics, such as knives, shirt buttons, shoes and hammocks.

Major Tran Manh Ha, leader of the search team, said seven of the nine remains were found with gravestones, of which only four can be read.

Three families in Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, and Nghe An have contacted the team to carry out ADN tests in search of their lost members, Ha said.

Source: VNA