April 20, 2017 | 21:39 (GMT+7)
Quang Tri successfully detonates 240kg bomb
PANO – Sappers of Quang Tri province have successfully disposed of a bomb 240kg in weight and 1.6 meters in length, buried six meters underground on April 19.
The bomb found in Quang Tri. Photo: VNA
According to the Quang Tri provincial Military Command, the sappers detected the bomb when clearing ground for the project of the expansion the Lao Bao International Border Gate in Huong Hoa district (Quang Tri).
The bomb contained approximately 80kg of explosive. After discovered, the bomb was moved out of the site and safely detonated.
Reportedly, the bomb, a low-drag general-purpose MK 82 bomb, was made in the US and dropped on Lao Bao townlet by the US Air Force in wartime and stayed unexploded until lately.
Translated by Thu Hang