Two war-era landmines unearthed in central Vietnam

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The British NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has removed two 340-kilogram bombs leftover from the Vietnam War from a construction site in the north-central province of Quang Binh.

The unexploded bombs were found by construction workers on a plot of land in Quang Binh's Dong Hoi Town on January 30, as they were clearing the site for a plantation project.

Work at the site was suspended to ensure the safety of workers and nearby residents.

After being informed of the discovery, the MAG sent staff members to remove the ordinances and take them to its UXO storage unit for future bulk demolition. 

Unexploded ordinances planted by the US military during the Vietnam War remain a serious problem in central Vietnam, where many people have been killed by either stepping on them accidentally, or by trying to defuse the deadly ordinances in order to sell the metal to scrap dealers.

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