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22 shrapnel bombs cleared in central province

Update: April, 17/2017 - 14:00
An explosive ordnance disposal worker digging for bombs. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG TRỊ — A mobile explosive ordnance disposal team of Peace Trees Việt Nam in central Quảng Trị Province on Sunday cleared 22 cluster bombs left from the war in Hương Hóa District.

The shrapnel bombs, which belonged to the US army, were found in the garden of a resident in Tân Thành Commune.

The resident said sometimes she found arsenal buried in her garden, after the rain washed away the mud.

The shrapnel bomb is a very dangerous explosive ordnance, hence could not be removed and was destroyed at the spot.

The explosive ordnance disposal team continued to check the garden and nearby areas for bombs.

Quảng Trị Province was the hardest-hit province in the war. Nearly 400,000ha of the 461,000ha province still contain bombs and mines. Every year, some 2,300-2,500ha of land is cleared. — VNS

 

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