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Two tons of unexploded ordnance detected in Vietnam

Friday, December 04, 2020, 16:07 GMT+7
Two tons of unexploded ordnance detected in Vietnam
Military engineers of Lam Dong Province unearth the explosives found in Di Linh District. Photo: Anh Khoa / Tuoi Tre

Over two tons of explosive was discovered by a resident digging the foundation for a building in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

Military officers of Di Linh District, Lam Dong Province on Thursday began cooperation efforts with local army engineers to unearth and dispose of over two tons of explosive ordnance found in Di Linh Town.

The explosives have since been disposed of at a military outpost in Di Linh District’s Gung Re Commune.

The two tons of explosives consisted of 34 pieces of 105-milimeter warheads, one landmine, 13 M79 warheads, one mortar shell, one grenade, three boxes of machine gun shells, and one box of AR15 shells.

Explosives found in Di Linh District of Lam Dong Province is seen in this photo. Photo: Anh Khoa / Tuoi Tre

This image shows explosives found in Di Linh District, Lam Dong Province. Photo: Anh Khoa / Tuoi Tre

These explosives were found in a residential area in Di Linh Town by Ngo Ba Duy as he was digging the foundation for his house.

After receiving a report from Duy, the Military Command of Di Linh Town and relevant forces visited the scene to cordon off the locale.

By late Thursday morning, the explosives had been safely transported to and discarded in Gung Re.

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