War-time bomb detonated in Yen Bai

  •  Wednesday, November 24, 2021

YBO - The Military High Command of Van Yen district in Yen Bai province has joined hands with sappers of the provincial Military High Command to safely detonate a bomb left from the war in Mau Dong commune.

The bomb, 1.2m in length, has a diameter of about 45 cm.
The bomb, 1.2m in length, has a diameter of about 45 cm.

On November 18, Nguyen Van Dam in the commune discovered the bomb during the construction of his house and reported to relevant agencies afterwards.

The explosive was located at the former Cau Vai village, about 100m of provincial road No.163 Yen Bai-Khe Sang. It was used by the US army during the war in Vietnam between 1968 and 1970.

Some 70 personnel were deployed to move the bomb to Khe Rong village in An Binh commune and safely defused it.


Militia help move the bomb to a safe location on November 22.

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