Ho Van Lang and his father leaving the forest
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Vietnam pair coaxed out of jungle 'after 40 years'

A Vietnamese father and his son who fled to the jungle during the war four decades ago have been persuaded to leave, officials say.

Ho Van Lang and his 82-year-old father reportedly shunned contact with the outside world after his wife and two children were killed by a landmine.

For most of their time in the jungle their whereabouts was unknown.

The pair are now being given medical checks as the first step in the process of reintegrating them into society.

  • 09 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia