MIA 'remains' sent to Hawaii

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The Independent Online
HANOI (AFP) - Eight sets of human remains presumed by the Vietnamese government to be those of American soldiers missing in action (MIA) were sent yesterday to the US Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii for identification.

Ho Xuan Dich, of the Vietnamese office handling MIA searches, said that Hanoi had given the United States 482 sets of remains in some 38 handovers. Washington has 1,657 US soldiers listed as still missing in Vietnamese territory, 17 years after the end of the war.