War-time bomb in Quang Tri safely handled (Photo for illustration)

The MK-82 bomb has a diameter of 274mm, measuring 1.54m in length and weighing 227kg.

It was discovered following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Huong Phung commune of the province’s Huong Hoa district.

Quang Tri is the most polluted locality in Vietnam in terms of unexploded ordnance (UXO), scattered over 81 percent of its land area and have killed over 3,430 people and injured 5,100 during peacetime.

Source: VNA