Military engineering unit of Hải Phòng City safely transported an unexploded bomb from the resistance war against the Americans in Việt Nam to a secure location to be detonated. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
HẢI PHÒNG — A bomb weighing about 100kg was uncovered by a swan caretaker in Tam Bạc River on Sunday afternoon in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng.
Despite measuring 1.4 metres long, the bomb was lodged so deep in the riverbed that it was only detected once the water level dropped.
The bomb was reportedly made in the United States and left over from the war. It was found several metres from the foot of Tam Bạc Bridge, which many vehicles use to travel to the city centre every day.
Upon learning about the discovery, forces blocked off the scene and moved the bomb to a safer area. Authorities have warned people not to approach until it has been defused and deployed a team to monitor the area through the night.
At 2:30pm today, a military unit of Hải Phòng has coordinated with Hồng Bàng District's authorities to safely transport the bomb to a secure location for detonation.
In late July this year, workers in the northern province of Bắc Kạn defused a 400kg bomb that was found during construction on a road in Vị Hương Commune, Bạch Thông District. — VNS
The large bomb was moved to a safer area so that it can be defused. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng