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Submission + - Vietnamese Father and Son Found Living in a Treehouse for 40 Years (telegraph.co.uk)

jones_supa writes: A father and son who fled their village during the Vietnam War 40 years ago have apparently been discovered living in a treehouse deep in the jungle. They wore loincloths made of bark and used a homemade axe to chop down trees for firewood. They fed on corn that they had grown, plus fruits and cassava roots from the jungle. Inside their treehouse home, five metres in the air, the pair kept a stash of arrows for hunting and knives for killing animals. After they were returned back to rest of civilization by travelers, they had almost completely lost the ability to speak a language. The Vietnamese district authorities have confirmed that the father Ho Van Thanh once lived a normal life with his family in the commune’s Tra Kem hamlet. They suggested that he was probably driven by shock when he took his young son and ran into the jungle after the mine explosion wiped out the rest of their family.
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Vietnamese Father and Son Found Living in a Treehouse for 40 Years

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