Today: 02/04/2023 12:31:34 (GMT+7)

600-kg bomb found during Central Highlands bridge construction

A 600-kg bomb was found at a bridge construction site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong Friday.

Workers were using excavators along the Da Huoai River in Da P’Loa Commune, Da Huoai District, three hours from tourist town Da Lat, when they encountered a hard object. An inspection revealed it to be a bomb 1.5 m long embedded deep under the ground.

600-kg bomb, Central Highlands, bridge construction, Safety measures, Vietnam War, living near the site

A bomb is found amid the construction of a bridge in Lam Dong, September 23, 2022.

The military headquarters of Da Huoai District and the Da P’Loa People’s Committee have cordoned off the area, stopped construction and evacuated people.

Safety measures have been implemented to protect the 10 or so families living near the site.

Authorities said the bomb could be a relic from the Vietnam War. The bomb has been removed to be defused, and authorities are searching nearby areas for more bombs.

Earlier this year workers at another construction site in Da Huoai District also found a 250-kg bomb underground.

Vietnamese rice prices tend to increase
The prices of 5% broken rice in Thailand, India and Vietnam all increased during the week from September 12-16, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, under the Vietnam Institute for Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thanh Hoa’s waterfall listed among top seven most magical in Vietnam
Ma Hao waterfall, in Tri Nang commune of Lang Chanh district, is considered a “pearl” amid the forests and mountains of Thanh Hoa province, thanks to its natural and pristine beauty associated with the history of fighting against foreign invaders.
Vietnamese entry to compete for top honors at Tokyo International Film Festival
"Glorious Ashes" by Bui Thac Chuyen has become the first Vietnamese film to enter the main Competition section at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Vietnam to make 65% of Apple AirPods by 2025: forecast
Vietnam will make 65% of Apple wireless earbuds AirPods by 2025 as the U.S. tech giant continues to shift its production away from China, according to JP Morgan analysts.
Vietnam among 5 most popular destinations to New Zealanders: survey
Vietnam is one of five leading destinations New Zealanders want to visit in the next 12 months, a survey by adventure tour operator Intrepid Travel found.

Source: VnExpress

600-kg bomb, Central Highlands, bridge construction, Safety measures, Vietnam War, living near the site
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News