Ba Chúc

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Ba Chúc
Rural commune and village
A pagoda in Ba Chúc.
A pagoda in Ba Chúc.
Country  Vietnam
Province An Giang
District Tri Tôn
Time zone Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)

Ba Chúc is a rural commune () and village of the Tri Tôn District of An Giang Province, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, the village came to the attention of Americans when it was revealed in the New York Times that civilians there had been forced by ARVN officers and their American advisers to remove landmines planted by Viet Cong and NVA units.[1] It was also the scene in 1978 of the killing of an estimated 3,157 civilians by Khmer Rouge forces from neighboring Cambodia in what became known as the Ba Chúc Massacre.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Gloria Emerson, "Villagers Say Saigon Perils Their Lives", The New York Times, January 10, 1971, p. 1.
  2. ^ James Pringle, "MEANWHILE: When the Khmer Rouge came to kill in Vietnam," The New York Times, January 7, 2004.

Coordinates: 10°30′N 104°54′E / 10.500°N 104.900°E / 10.500; 104.900