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4 bombs excavated from house in Hải Phòng

Update: May, 10/2016 - 17:00
A military engineer removes bombs to a safe place to defuse them. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

Hải PHÒNG  Engineers from the Military Command in Hải Phòng City, in co-ordination with the relevant units and the local authority, successfully removed four bombs to a safe place to defuse them.

This information was revealed by Lt Col Đặng Bá Nhinh, chief of the Military Command of Kiến Thụy District.

According to the commander, the bombs belong to the war period.

Each bomb is 1.2m in length, 35-40cm in diameter and weighs nearly 250kg.

Local resident Nguyễn Văn Chiêu of Úc Gián Village discovered the bombs on Sunday at the bottom of his pond while digging the area.

His family immediately reported the bombs to the local military command.

Meanwhile, a family in Lộc Hà District in the central province of Hà Tĩnh found a dozen mortar shells while building a house on Monday.

The rusty shells were buried in groups, local authorities said.

Three mortar shells were removed from the ground by local residents.

The local authorities and the bomb clearance team successfully removed 12 more mortar shells from the area after several hours.

Each mortar shell is 25cm in length, 6cm in diameter and weighs over 1kg. Most of the shells are rusty.

Nguyễn Văn Thuần, police chief of Phù Lưu Commune, said they had not yet determined whether any explosive material remained in the shells.

The people living here said they also found a number of bullets while building houses in the past, but never so many. — VNS




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