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Bomb found in residential area safely disposed

Update: October, 05/2016 - 17:05
The bomb was safely dug up and transported out of the residential area. — Photo tintaynguyen.com
Viet Nam News

LÂM ĐỒNG — This morning, Đà Lạt City’s Military Steering Committee (MSC) successfully disposed of a 320-kg bomb that had been found in a residential area. The bomb was discovered on October 2 at the construction site of a house during excavation.

Construction workers had accidentally dug into the propeller section of the bomb, which was buried one metre below the ground and about two metres from Ngô Quyền Street in Ward 6 of Đà Lạt City.

Fortunately, the bomb did not explode, though it chipped a bit.

Upon discovering the bomb, the workers immediately stopped the construction and reported it to the authorities.

Authorities sealed off the surrounding area and did a complete sweep, but no other unexploded ordnance was found.

Specialists said the bomb was one metre in length, 40cm in diameter and weighed about 320kg.

Lieutenant Colonel Phạm Thành Long, Commandant of Đà Lạt’s MSC, said it was a powerful bomb that could have done devastating damage to a 700-metre radius area if it had exploded.

The bomb was dug out and transported to Sub-area 115, Lát Commune, in Lạc Dương District, about 20 km away from Đà Lạt City, to be detonated.

The bomb was put into a two-metre-deep hole and detonated using eight kg of explosives. — VNS

The 320-kg bomb. — Photo tintaynguyen.com

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