The bomb was deactivated and removed by local army units. — Photo thoibao.today
They say to succeed it’s necessary to leave no stone unturned, but it’s a good thing one family in the coastal southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu never heard this saying.
For years, the family in Tân Bình Hamlet, Sơn Bình Commune chopped firewood on a hard surface they thought was a stone.
Everything changed when early this month, rain water eroded the soil surrounding the chopping block and the family realised it was a bomb. Immediately, they reported the discovery to local authorities.
The 250-kg bomb is thought to have been left over from the American war in Việt Nam.
The bomb was deactivated and removed by local army units.
Engineers said the family was lucky they had only used the bomb to chop firewood on, instead of cooking on it.
Maybe from now on this family will make sure to measure twice and cut once. — VNS