Man finds 225-kg Vietnam War bomb in backyard

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A man has found a 225-kilogram (500lb) bomb while digging a pond in his backyard in Hai Phong in northern Vietnam.
Local military officials removed the bomb to a safe disposal site after it was unearthed Wednesday.
Experts said the 1.5-meter-long explosive is a remnant of the Vietnam War.
More than 40 years after the war, unexploded ordnance still threatens a fifth of the Vietnamese land mass and explosions occur frequently, killing more than 1,500 people every year and maiming and injuring 2,200 more, according to official data.

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