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Landmines destroyed in Phu Tho Province

Update: February, 28/2012 - 16:34

HA NOI – Nine landmines that were recently found along the Lo River in northern Phu Tho Province were destroyed today, according to Doan Hung District's authority.

The landmines, left by the US Army, were later discovered when four secondary school students were seriously injured by a bomb blast last Wednesday.

In order to guarantee people's safety, a search for other landmines is being conducted in the area around the Lo River by provincial and local military forces.

Instructions on bomb detection and handling was delivered to local schools via an official document distributed by the Doan Hung District People's Committee.

The local administration offered each of the wounded students from VND2 million (US$95) to VND3 million (US$143). – VNS

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