A man in the central province of Ha Tinh was killed when he was cutting open a newly discovered warhead, causing a blast that also wounded his brother. Local officials in Huong Khe District confirmed that Nguyen Van Linh, 39, died in the explosion
According to official data, unexploded ordnance left from the war threatens a fifth of Vietnam’s land mass, and explosions occur regularly, most in the central region. While some are accidental, many blasts happen because poor people try to make ends meet by salvaging scrap metal. It is estimated that efforts to completely clear Vietnamese land of bombs will take 300 years.
Due fratelli, trovano un residuato bellico, capita, spesso. I due decidono di vendere la bomba e a loro modo, tentano di aprirla, dividere involucro da carica esplosiva. Ma l’ordigno esplode. Nguyen Van Linh, un 39-enne muore dilaniato. Luong 35 anni è ricoverato in ospedale con gravissimi ferite su tutto il corpo.