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116-Year-Old Recognized As Vietnam's Oldest Man

The Vietnam Record Organization (VRO) has recognized 116-tear-old Y'N Dong of Đắk Nông Province as the country’s oldest man, reports Vietnam Net.

Dong, an ethnic Mo Nong man born in 1898, lives in Bon Jang Village along with his 94-year-old wife. The couple has 14 children (7 of which are still alive) 44 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

"From birth, my life has been associated with farm work. I plant corn and rice in a traditional way, without science and technology. I also do not use medicine but I still live very well," he said.

A 121-year-old woman named Nguyen Thi Tru from HCMC’s Bình Chánh District, has been recognized by the VRO as the oldest woman in Vietnam.

The organization is currently seeking the world record for Mrs. Tru as the oldest in the world despite the fact that Guinness has given that title to 123-year-old Bolivian, Carmelo Flores Laura

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