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150kg wartime bomb discovered in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

150kg wartime bomb discovered in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Tuesday, March 07, 2023, 11:13 GMT+7
150kg wartime bomb discovered in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Military officers handle a 150-kilogram wartime bomb in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam, March 6, 2023. Photo: Huu Hiep / Tuoi Tre

The military command in Tra Vinh Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, said on Monday they had removed a 150-kilogram wartime bomb that was found by local residents.

The bomb was discovered at a construction site in Truong Long Hoa Commune, Duyen Hai Town.

After receiving a report from local residents, the provincial military command dispatched a specialized unit to assess the situation and set up warning signs.

Military officers handle a 150-kilogram wartime bomb in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam, March 6, 2023. Photo: Huu Hiep / Tuoi Tre

Military officers handle a 150-kilogram wartime bomb in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam, March 6, 2023. Photo: Huu Hiep / Tuoi Tre

The bomb was identified as a Mark 81 bomb weighing 150 kilograms.

It was buried deep in the soil for a long time and still has a detonator.

The bomb was later transported to the shooting range in Tieu Can District, awaiting detonation in accordance with regulations.

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Duy Khang - Hoai Thuong / Tuoi Tre News

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