A bomb weighing more than 500 kilogrammes was safely disabled by unexploded ordnance disposal teams from Peace Trees Vietnam in Huong Hoa district of the central Quang Tri province on October 18.

The bomb, which was discovered one day earlier following the recent flooding, measures 1.5 metres long and had a diameter of about 40 centimetres.

It was identified as a MK82, and is believed to have been dropped by the US during the war.

To date, as many as 23 bombs have been found in the area.-VNA