600-kg bomb found during Central Highlands bridge construction

By Hoai Thanh   September 23, 2022 | 08:06 pm PT
600-kg bomb found during Central Highlands bridge construction
A bomb is found amid the construction of a bridge in Lam Dong, September 23, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Hoai Thanh
A 600-kg bomb was found at a bridge construction site in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong Friday.

Workers were using excavators along the Da Huoai River in Da P’Loa Commune, Da Huoai District, three hours from tourist town Da Lat, when they encountered a hard object. An inspection revealed it to be a bomb 1.5 m long embedded deep under the ground.

The military headquarters of Da Huoai District and the Da P’Loa People’s Committee have cordoned off the area, stopped construction and evacuated people.

Safety measures have been implemented to protect the 10 or so families living near the site.

Authorities said the bomb could be a relic from the Vietnam War [which ended in 1975]. The bomb has been removed to be defused, and authorities are searching nearby areas for more bombs.

Earlier this year workers at another construction site in Da Huoai District also found a 250-kg bomb underground.

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