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Shrapnel bombs detonated

Update: March, 16/2012 - 09:49

BAC LIEU — About 64 shrapnel bombs from the American War were detonated during a controlled explosion in southern Bac Lieu Province on Wednesday, according to provincial Military Headquarters' Colonel Ho Van Dai.

He said the bombs, built without safety latches, were dropped by American troops during the war.

A local scrap collector in Gia Rai District, busy extracting aluminium, first discovered the bombs inside six 1.2-metre-long pipes.

The man informed local authorities who transferred the devices to a special area for detonation. . — VNS

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