Bomb blast kills two in Quang Binh

Update: April, 30/2015 - 14:38
Several unexploded devices left over from the war are lying hidden. — Photo

QUANG BINH (VNS) — A bomb blast killed two persons and injured two others, when a group of manual labourers was cutting eucalyptus trees in the central Quang Binh Province yesterday.

The group, comprising 13 men, had been hired to cut the trees at a plantation in Quang Hop Commune in the province's Quang Trach District. One of the workers was hoeing the soil when he hit the bomb, a war remnant that was lying under the sand.

A bomb shrapnel pierced the worker and another labourer nearby. They died of blood loss. The injured persons were admitted to a local hospital.

The commune's chairman said they were investigating the case. Quang Binh is among the nine provinces around the country that have several unexploded devices left over from the war. — VNS