Deputy Chief of the Staff Department of the brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Tran Quoc Khanh, said that the collection and deactivation of the explosives are planned to be conducted from May 10 to 28.

Sappers moving the bomb

Accordingly, the brigade has unearthed 60 bombs weighing between 100 and 1,000 pounds and 39 mines of various kinds.

This second large-scale collection and disposal of war-left unexploded ordnance in the year have encountered many difficulties due to bad weather in the Southwestern region, causing muddy roads and most of the explosives found in remote areas.

In addition, many huge bombs, with intact fuses, posed a serious danger to troops while defusing and transporting them. Notably, there was a 1,000-pound bomb carried by hand for over 1 kilometer along a coastal forest.

Previously, the brigade disposed of over 18 tons of bombs and mines of various kinds.

Translated by Thuy Nam