The bomb was discovered on May 27 by soldiers of infantry battalion No.42 when they were doing gardening in their compound in Bo Trach district.

Authorities inspect and devise a plan to safely dispose of the 334 kg bomb. 

It was later confirmed to be a M117-750LB.

Only a week ago, a 340kg bomb was found in Ba Don township also in Quang Binh. It was deactivated by sappers of the provincial Military Command and the Peace Trees Vietnam.

Vietnam is among the countries most affected by unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Today, unexploded bombs and mines are hidden underground in almost all provinces and cities, with around 5.6 million hectares of land contaminated, equivalent to 17.71% of the country’s natural land area.

With joint efforts of the Vietnamese government and people, and the support of the international community, over the past 50 years, since the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed on January 27, 1973, Vietnam has cleared nearly 2.5 million hectares of contaminated land to serve resettlement, ensure safety for people, and build economic works.

Source: VNA