Huge Bomb Uncovered in Quang Binh Province

A bomb weighing more than 300kg was uncovered on Sunday by electrical workers in the central province of Quang Binh. The bomb, reportedly left over from the American war, was found on the banks of Long Dai River crossing Quang Ninh District ‘s Truong Xuan 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 Quan Hau District. It is estimated that about 800,000 tons of unexploded ordnances were left Vietnam after the war ended in 1975 with a high concentration in central provinces. (Vietnam News Sep 10)