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Two bombs unearthed in Ha Tinh

Update: November, 03/2015 - 10:48
Landmine clearance team from the Việt Nam Bomb and Landmine Action Centre (VBMAC) are excavating the 900kg bomb in Can Loc Distric, Ha Tinh Province.— Photo

HA TINH (VNS) — The Viet Nam Bomb and Landmine Action Centre (VBMAC) in the central Ha Tinh Province has excavated two unexploded bombs in Can Loc District.

The VBMAC team found the two bombs on Saturday in a field near the National Highway 15. One of them, MK84, was weighing about 900kg and 1m long with a diameter of 30cm. The other weighed about 250kg.

All locals had been removed from the area before the team began deactivating the bomb.

However, bad weather with heavy rain caused the area to become very muddy hindering the deactivation and excavation. It took two days for the team to unearth and transport them to a safe area.

The bombs would be destroyed soon, according to the VBMA.

Earlier this month, a 400kg bomb was excavated from the fishing area off the Lach Bang Port, central Thanh Hoa Province.

The bomb which weighed about 400kg, was 1.88m long with a diameter of 35cm, was found by a fisherman when his fishing boat was about 12 miles off the port. It was entangled in his net. It was suspected to be a kind of torpedo. — VNS

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