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Binh Dinh (VNA) – A seminar to seek ways to recover from the aftermath of post-war bombs and mines was held in the central province of Binh Dinh on April 8.

Hosted by the Steering Committee for the National Mine Action Programme (Programme 504), the event attracted nearly 1,000 young people, public security and armed forces, and local victims of bombs and mines.

Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh, head of the committee, called for raising public awareness of how to prevent bomb and mine accidents.

According to the committee, Vietnam is one of the countries suffering the most severe pollution from bombs, mines and explosives.

During the wars, France used nearly 93,000 bombs while the US spread more than 15.3 million tonnes of explosives, 251,500 tonnes were poured into Binh Dinh.

Statistics showed that as of late 2013, nearly 116,000 nationwide were killed and injured by bombs and mines. In Binh Dinh alone, 1,782 were dead and more than 1,000 were wounded.

In evening the same day, a contest on bomb accident prevention took place at the Quy Nhon University.-VNA