Heavy rains unearth huge bombs in Quang Tri hinh anh 1Heavy rains unearth huge bombs in Quang Tri province (Photo: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) Heavy rains have unearthed two huge bombs left over from the war in Huong Lap commune, Huong Hoa district, the central province of Quang Tri.

The Mobile Mine Clearance Team of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a NGO based in the US that works to remove leftover explosives, said on November 10 that they are managing to deactivate the bombs.

Of the two, the MK-82 bomb measures 274 mm in diameter and 1.54 m in length and weighs 227kg, and the M117 bomb is 406 mm in diameter, 1.2 m in length and 340 kg in weight.

Quang Tri is the most severely contaminated place for bombs and mines in Vietnam. It has seen over 3,400 deaths and 5,100 injuries from UXO since the war ended in 1975.

Last month, the Mobile Mine Clearance Team also safely handled a 227 kg bomb left over from the war in Luong Le village, Tan Hop commune, Huong Hoa district./.