The two men fled in to the jungles of Vietnam after their family members were killed during the war.
Having survived in the wilds for four decades, both men had lost touch with the civilized world and were barely able to communicate when they were finally discovered. During their exile they had worn only basic loincloths and lived in a tree house situated a few feet above the ground where they slept and kept their tools and weapons.
The pair were discovered after a group of locals came across them in the jungle and alerted the authorities. According to reports, both men are now being given medical attention and will soon begin the long, slow process of being reintegrated in to society.
"A Vietnamese father and his son who fled to the jungle during the war four decades ago have been persuaded to leave, officials say."
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