500-kilogram Bomb in Vietnam Northern Province Removed Safely

The Military Command in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 11 successfully removed a 500-kilogram bomb safely out of Ha Long city. The unexploded bomb, with a length of over 300 centimeters and a diameter of over 40 centimeters, was found in Hong Hai ward during a site clearance process. The municipal authorities are now checking the area to make sure no unexploded bombs were left behind. According to official data, about 800,000 tons of mines are estimated to remain in Vietnam after the war, putting the total contaminated and suspected land at about 6.13 million hectares—equivalent to 18.82% of the country’s total land area. The unexploded ordnances (UXO) are still lying in all 63 provinces across Vietnam. (VietnamPlus May 11)