100kg wartime bomb defused in central Vietnam

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Military officers and NGO staff on Friday successfully defused a war-era bomb weighing 100 kilograms found under the foundation of a local house.

An official from Quang Binh Province's Military Command told the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper that the bomb was discovered roughly two meters underground by construction workers at the home of Phan Thi Ngoc in Tuyen Hoa District.

The workers were building a toilet for the family.

After the family informed local authorities of the discovery, local military officers and forces from MAG a not-for-profit organization clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance arrived at the house to relocate and defuse the bomb.

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The bomb was 1.1 meters long and 28 centimeters wide, the official said.

A month earlier, Ho Khanh Thien of Dong Hoi City in the central province discovered 14 shrapnel bombs and two grenades in his garden. These were successfully defused as well.

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