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Huge bomb uncovered in Quảng Bình Province

Update: September, 10/2019 - 15:44

 

The 343kg bomb found during construction of a house in Quảng Bình Province’s Quán Hàu District in March. Photo dantri.com.vn

QUẢNG BÌNH — A bomb weighing more than 300kg was uncovered on Sunday by electrical workers in the central province of Quảng Bình.

The bomb, reportedly left over from the American war, was found on the banks of Long Đại River crossing Quảng Ninh District ‘s Trường Xuân Commune

Upon receiving the information, local authority have reported the incident to the provincial Military Command.

To ensure the safety of residents, authorities blocked the location and warned people not to approach until it has been defused. A team was deployed to monitor the area through the night.

Earlier this year, the provincial Military Command successfully defused a 343kg bomb in Quán Hàu District.

It is estimated that about 800,000 tonnes of unexploded ordnances were left across Việt Nam after the war ended in 1975 with a high concentration in central provinces. — VNS

 

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