Sappers from the Yen Bai Provincial Military Command succeeded in disabling a 750-pound (340-kg) bomb on June 26.

The bomb, which was unearthed by an executive team whilst upgrading National Road 32C in Phuc Loc commune, Yen Bai city on June 21, had been dropped by the US Air Force during the 1968-1970 war in the north of Vietnam.

The site was sealed off by the army until the bomb could be safely deactivated.-VNA