250kg bomb found in Thái Bình

Update: April, 26/2017 - 17:30
The bomb was found in Kiến Xương District’s Hồng Tiến Commune, in northern Thái Bình Province. – Photo
Viet Nam News

THÁI BÌNH — An unexploded bomb weighing around 250kg was removed from Cồn Nhất Ferry in the northern Thái Bình Province, the provincial Military Command has said.

Trần Văn Vân, a local farmer, spotted the bomb at the ferry in Hồng Tiến Commune’s Cao Bình Village when he went fishing on Hồng (Red) River, provincial commander Colonel Nguyễn Đức Dũng said on Tuesday.

The Kiến Xương District’s People’s Committee halted ferry operations, and authorities summoned the police.

The bomb, 1.6m in length and 30cm in diameter, was disabled and moved around 300m away from the ferry for detonation on Tuesday, Dũng said. — VNS