A 450-kg bomb has been detected in the central province of Ha Tinh after the floodwater receded.
According to authorities of Loc Ha District the bomb was unearthed by a resident named Nguyen Khac Dung in Thinh Loc Commune. While returning home from his field, Dung saw part of the bomb on the ground after the floodwater had receded.
The bomb found in Loc Ha District
Loc Ha District’s Military Steering Board cordoned off the area, where the US MK-83 bomb, was found.
It was then taken to a military area in Thach Ha District for being detonated.
Bombs are frequently discovered in different localities such as Quang Binh, Quang Ninh and Quang Tri provinces.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs reported that around 6.1 million ha of land or 1871% of Vietnam’s total area are contaminated with about 800000 tonnes of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance, which are scattered over 63 cities and provinces in the country, with the central region the hardest hit.
The government aims to clear about 800000 ha of bomb-and mine-polluted land during the 2016-2025 period, while calling for domestic and international resources for the implementation of the programme.
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