Bomb left from Vietnam War kills four

Four people were killed and two others injured when a bomb they planned to sell for scrap metal exploded in their Central Highlands home, police in Vietnam said today.

The explosion killed two men and two children Sunday in Krang Village in Dak Lak Province, said Nguyen Van Luan, a Dak Lak police officer.

Two men injured in the incident remained in hospital.

Unexploded ordnance and landmines left from the Vietnam War routinely kill and maim Vietnamese people, especially in rural areas where many explosives remain buried in farm land.

Many of the victims search for bombs to sell as scrap metal to supplement their low incomes.

One of the victims in Sunday’s explosion, Y Bang Enhuon, 40, found two bombs while working in his rice field.

He kept the explosives, each about 4 inches in diameter, in his house, intending to sell them. One of the bombs exploded when Enhuon picked it up to show it to his neighbour.

Unexploded ordnance from the Vietnam War has killed about 38,000 people since the conflict ended in 1975.


More in this Section

Watch: Hundreds of Zenit St Petersburg fans welcome team bus with flare salute

Hillsborough pitch like ‘battleground’ after crush, victim’s mother tells court

Judge to consider lifting ban on naming 16-year-old killer of Alesha MacPhail

Vatican summit on sex abuse focuses on accountability


Lifestyle

Live music review: Chvrches play a blinder at the Olympia

7 ways to manage toddler tantrums, according to an expert

Ask Audrey: 'I'm pretending to be from Monkstown, but I'm really just a wan from Turners Cross'

Six questions from a first-time viewer of MasterChef

More From The Irish Examiner