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Unexploded 200kg bomb discovered in downtown in north-central Vietnam

Unexploded 200kg bomb discovered in downtown in north-central Vietnam

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 12:54 GMT+7
Unexploded 200kg bomb discovered in downtown in north-central Vietnam
A collage of photos of an unexploded over 200-kilogram bomb found in the heart of Vinh City, Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam, April 25, 2024. Photo: Ho Dung / Tuoi Tre

The engineering force of the Military Command in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam swiftly removed an unexploded wartime bomb found in the center of Vinh City on Thursday.

Local authorities on Friday afternoon stated that the bomb, which weighed over 200 kilograms and measured approximately two meters in length and one meter in diameter, had been safely transported to a designated detonation area.

On Thursday, a group of workers operating an excavator to construct a drainage ditch system along Dinh Bat Tuy Street in Truong Thi Ward of Vinh City unearthed a metal object, which upon inspection was identified as a bomb. 

The military command of Truong Thi Ward promptly cordoned off the area, restricting access to ensure public safety. 

The bomb is believed to be a remnant from the war era. 

Its discovery site lies in the heart of Vinh City, near numerous offices, schools, and densely populated residential areas within Truong Thi Ward.

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Bao Anh - Doan Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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