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The bomb was found at the construction site of Bao Ha No.1 Primary School. (Photo: baophapluat.vn)

The bomb was found lying at a depth of four metres on October 16 by a worker while he was operating an excavator at a construction site of Bao Ha No.1 Primary School in Bao Ha commune.

Receiving the information, the Bao Ha commune People’s Committee promptly zoned off the dangerous area, asked students to stay at home, and evacuated two households nearby.

Decades after the end of war, Vietnam still suffers from the deadly threat from bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left by war.

According to the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre, all 63 provinces and centrally-run cities in Vietnam are contaminated with UXO, with 6.1 million hectares of land in total (18.41% of the country’s acreage) affected. It is estimated that between 600,000 – 800,000 tonnes of UXO are still hidden underground, and 110,000 people have so far become victims of UXO./.VNA