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Thousands evacuated as bomb found during house construction in northern Vietnam

A family in Vinh Phuc Province has found a 340-kg bomb when digging the ground to build their house, prompting evacuation of 1,700 people in their neighborhood.

Ha Thanh Tun, chairman of Khai Quang Ward in Vinh Yen Town where the bomb was found, said the bomb is 1.25 meters long, has a diameter of 0.4 meters and weighs around 340 kg.

Thousands, bomb found, house construction, northern Vietnam, Vinh Phuc province, 340-kg bomb, safe place for denotation

Authorities seal an area where a bomb was found in Vinh Yen Town of Vinh Phuc Province, April 23, 2021.

It was found at the depth of 2.5 meters.

The authorities have evacuated all 430 families of 1,700 people that live in a radius of 500 meters to serve the work of unearthing and removing the bomb to a safe place for denotation.

While the Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, around 800,000 tons of unexploded ordnance remain scattered across the country, according to government data.

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Source: VnExpress

Thousands, bomb found, house construction, northern Vietnam, Vinh Phuc province, 340-kg bomb, safe place for denotation
 
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