Authorities of Can Loc District in the central province of Ha Tinh successfully defused a bomb that weighs 56 kg yesterday.
The bomb defused yesterday in the central province of Ha Tinh Photo: Dan Tri
The bomb, an aerial antipersonnel bomb that scatters shrapnel over a wide area upon explosion, was discovered Wednesday by local residents in Dong Loc Commune as they were digging.
After being informed, the district authorities coordinated with the provincial Military Command to prepare a plan to defuse the bomb, Dang Tran Phong, deputy chairman of the district’s People’s Committee said.
Located 80 cm under the ground, the bomb was 1.8 m in length and 30 cm in diameter.
The provincial Military Command said the bomb must have been left there during the Vietnam War (1954-1975).