A Vietnam War-era bomb exploded and killed two men who were cutting it up for scrap metal in the central Vietnamese province of Phu Yen last Friday, the Dan Tri newswire reported.
Tran Hoang Phong, 29, and Nguyen Van Hien, 33, both scrap collectors, had picked up the bomb at Phong Hau Village in Son Long Commune.
Neighbors said the pair had ignored their advice to hand over the bomb to local authorities.
They brought it to a local mountain and were cutting it up when it went off and killed them on the spot.
Provinces in the central region have recorded the highest number of deaths and injuries caused by unexploded bombs and landmines left over from the Vietnam War, studies show.