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War-time bomb in Quang Tri safely handled


 

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(Vietnam Plus) Quang Tri (VNA) – A bomb disposal team of PeaceTrees Vietnam has safely transported and defused a bomb left from war in the central province of Quang Tri, the unit announced on October 19.

The MK-82 bomb has a diameter of 274mm, measuring 1.54m in length and weighing 227kg.

It was discovered following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Huong Phung commune of the province’s Huong Hoa district.
 
Quang Tri is the most polluted locality in Vietnam in terms of unexploded ordnance (UXO), which are scattered over 81 percent of its land area and have killed over 3,430 people and injured 5,100 during peacetime.

 

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Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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