Earlier, the bomb was found on February 9 by local people in Na Tau commune while conducting land clearance at a work site.

After receiving information, the Military Command sent its engineers, in coordination with the local authorities, to blockade the area and move the bomb to a safe place for detonation.

Fuctional forces deal with the bomb

The bomb, 400kg in weight, 140cm in length, was dropped by the US Air Force during the war in Vietnam.

Reportedly, this was the eighth bomb that had been detonated by the Dien Bien Phu city’s Military Command over the past three years.

Translated by Song Anh