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Soldier killed as warhead explodes during bomb clearance operation in northern Vietnam

Soldier killed as warhead explodes during bomb clearance operation in northern Vietnam

Friday, November 13, 2020, 17:51 GMT+7
Soldier killed as warhead explodes during bomb clearance operation in northern Vietnam
Officials visit Hoang Van Huynh at the general hospital in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, November 13, 2020. Photo: Trong Toan / Tuoi Tre

One soldier was killed and another critically injured during a bomb and mine clearance operation in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang, local authorities confirmed on Friday.

The accident happened at around 3:00 pm on Thursday, when a team of soldiers was detecting and clearing bombs and mines to prepare for the search and collection of martyrs’ remains in Thanh Thuy Commune, Vi Xuyen District.

During the operation, a warhead exploded, killing 20-year-old B.V.T. and severely injuring 21-year-old Hoang Van Huynh.

Both soldiers hail from the northern province of Lao Cai.

Huynh was admitted to the Ha Giang General Hospital for emergency treatment.

Due to his serious wound, doctors at the infirmary had to perform an amputation surgery.

Local officials have visited the injured soldier and extended their condolences to the deceased victim's family members.

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