|A bomb left over from the war exploded in Trần Văn Thời Town in the southernmost province of Cà Mau, killing three members of the same family on Monday. — Photo vov.vn|
CÀ MAU — Two residents in Trần Văn Thời Town in the southernmost province of Cà Mau have contacted local authorities and handed over two warheads after a bomb exploded and killed three people in the neighbourhood on Monday.
Colonel Nguyễn Thanh Phong, an official from the province’s Military Command said on Wednesday that local authorities collected the two warheads and would deactivate them safely.
He said the two warheads could cause a lot of damage if they exploded.
According to the province’s Military Command, local authorities collected about 3.5 tonnes of explosive objects, most of the bombs left over from the war. The munitions are usually found by local residents when they dig for farming or construction.
It is reported that people still keep explosive objects without reporting them to local authorities as they think the objects are safe and they use them for soldering or making tools. — VNS