Father and son found in Vietnam after 40 years in hiding

hideA father and son were found in a Vietnam jungle 40 years after leaving their village when a mine killed the dad’s wife and two other sons.

 

Ho Van Thanh, who is now 82, fled with his then-two-year-old son Lang, now 41, after a mine killed his wife and two other sons – and the pair are not thought to have been in contact with anyone else the whole time they were away.

 

The only clothes they had were loincloths made out of tree bark and they survived on a diet of fruit and vegetables, which they foraged for.

 

The father and son, who lived in a den in trees, were eventually spotted by villagers chopping firewood.

 

According to officials in Quang Ngai province, Lang is said to only know a few words of the minority Cor language, while Thanh speaks a bit of the dialect.

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