Bomb found near residential area

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VietNam News English - 37 month(s) ago 6 readings

A bomb found on Tuesday at a construction site in Hung Son Township, Lam Thao District, in the midland province of Phu Tho is threatening the safety of local people.

The bomb measured 1.2 metres in length and 60cm in diameter, and was equipped with detonators, said the Lam Thao District's Military Command.

The Hung Son Township People's Committee posted a warning sign and assigned three locals to take turns standing guard to prevent anyone from entering the site.

Authorities are seeking a plan to defuse the bomb and bring it to a safer location.

TRA VINH — More than 50 kiosks at Dinh An Market in southern Tra Vinh Province were destroyed in a fire early yesterday morning.

Damage was estimated at around VND4 billion (US$190,500). The fire, which allegedly started off at a noodle restaurant, was stamped out after three hours, with no fatalities reported.

Investigations remain under way at the temporary market, with its unsafe power system and lack of fire hydrants some of the main suspects. —VNS

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