Over 500 Grenades found in Lao Cai

A fisherman has found over 500 grenades while catching clams at a small spring in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai. According to authorities in Bao Thang District, local military forces had collected and safely detonated 534 grenades and 176 percussion caps of different kinds on June 6. An official from the Lao Cai Provincial Military Command, Pham Ho Truc, said that the cache had been found by a local fisherman, Nguyen Thi Lien, on June 5 while she was catching clams at Den Spring. “Lien immediately informed us,”Truc said, adding that the equipment was believed to have been left behind during the Border War with China in 1979. Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh also announced on June 7 morning that they've successfully detonated a 140-kilo bomb which was found a meter under a house construction site in Tuyen Hoa District’s Lam Hoa Commune on May 30. “Investigation showed that the MK - 11B bomb which was 1.25 meters in length and 40 cm in diameter was left from the American War,” said the chairman of Lam Hoa Commune People’s Committee. (Dan Tri June 7)