Binh Dinh fishermen find M67 grenades

Update: August, 14/2015 - 15:24
Authority officials of Binh Dinh Province destroy the grenades.—


BINH DINH — Authority officials from the central-coastal Binh Dinh Province have destroyed 18 old grenades founded by local fishermen in Mai Huong Lagoon.

The old grenades were identified yesterday as M67s left from the American war, local authorities said. They would not have caused any explosions.

The grenades were found when local fishermen of Nhon Hai Commune were fishing for oysters in the lagoon.

Before that, local people discovered 17 M67 grenades that had drifted to a beach in the commune, and informed the local authorities. Officials from the concerned departments destroyed the grenades.

Local authorities have warned people to inform relevant offices immediately if they discover grenades or munitions. There are still a number of American-war grenades and bombs lying buried in Nhon Hai Commune.

Viet Nam was hit by 15 million bombs, mines, artillery shells and other munitions. As much as 10 per cent of these reportedly failed to explode.—VNS