150 potentially live artillery shells found in Quang Tri hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) – The Military Command of Dakrong district, the central province of Quang Tri has worked with the Peace Trees Vietnam (PTVN) to tackle 150 war-era unexploded shells uncovered at an old underground cellar in the locality.

The potentially live shells were discovered on January 13 when soldiers of the command were clearing a mine-contaminated hilly area in Krong Klang town, Dakrong district, in a bid to turn it into a cultivable area.

According to senior lieutenant colonel Ha Ngoc Sinh, Head of the Command, the shell-containing place belongs to Dong Toan base area, where fierce battles during war took place.

The soldiers are continuing the clearance activities in the vicinity of Dong Toan base area, he added.

Previously, on January 11, the PTVN, which consists mostly of US war veterans, safely demined a 266-kg bomb MK 82 500 LBS in Quang Tri, which was 1.7m in length and 23cm in diameter. The bomb was unearthed in Coc hamlet, Huong Linh commune, Huong Hoa district.-VNA