9 Aug 2013

Father, son found in forest 40 years after Vietnam War

11:54 am on 9 August 2013

An 82-year-old Vietnamese man and his 41-year-old son have been found living in a forest more than 40 years after going missing during the war with the United States.

An official says the pair were discovered when two people from a nearby village ventured 40 kilometres into the forest looking for firewood and saw their treehouse.

A newspaper report says the father and son were last seen running into the woods after a bomb exploded in his home, killing his wife and two other children in 1973.

The paper says the men survived by cultivating forest vegetables and hunting animals and had no contact with the outside world.