April 18, 2017 | 22:06 (GMT+7)
Cluster bombs cleared in central Quang Tri province
A mobile explosive ordnance disposal team of Peace Trees Vietnam has cleared 22 cluster bombs left from the war in Huong Hoa district, central Quang Tri province.
Cluster bomb is very dangerous. Photo: quangtri.gov.vn
The cluster bombs, which belonged to the US army, were found in the garden of a resident in Tan Thanh commune.
The resident said sometimes she found arsenal buried in her garden, after the rain washed away the mud.
The cluster bomb is very dangerous explosive ordnance, hence could not be removed and was destroyed at the spot.
The explosive ordnance disposal team continued to check the garden and nearby areas for bombs.
Quang Tri province was one of the hardest-hit provinces in the war. Nearly 400,000ha of the 461,000ha province still contain bombs and mines. Every year, some 2,300-2,500ha of land is cleared.