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Quang Tri discovers war-time bomb after heavy downpour

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A 227-kilogram war-time bomb was found in Huong Phung Commune in Quang Tri Province’s Huong Hoa District after a heavy downpour.

A bomb and mine detection and clearance team of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a U.S. non-governmental organization licensed to search and defuse bombs, mines and explosives in Vietnam, said today, October 19, that it had successfully handled the bomb.

After being informed of the bomb in Chenh Venh Village in the commune, the team approached the site to check it.

The war-time bomb was exposed due to landslides caused by heavy flooding and rains. The MK-82 bomb, which has a diameter of 274 millimeters and a length of 1.54 meters, was quickly defused after being discovered, the local media reported.

Between October 15 and 17, Quang Tri Province experienced heavy rains which caused flash floods, while the mountainous district of Huong Hoa was hit by landslides.

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