Yen Bai defuses 10,000 pieces of UXOs

17:48 | 16/12/2014

VGP – Nearly 10,000 pieces of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the northern province of Yen Bai were defused safely during a three-month campaign.

The campaign conducted in line with the order of the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Yen Bai.

The provincial Military Command mobilized nearly 100 officers and soldiers to clear  bombs and mines left over from the war on a 750 m2 site at Dong Cum village, Vinh Kien commune, Yen Binh district.

Over 154 tonnes of UXOs were removed from the site and destroyed safely.

 

Statistics showed that UXOs have claimed over 42,000 lives and left about 62,000 injured, mostly rural people and children, in Viet Nam over the last four decades.

 

Each year, more than 1,500 people die and nearly 2,300 people get injured, including many children, due to UXO-related causes./.

 

By Khanh Phuong