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In Photos: 340-kilogram bomb found right in center of Vietnam's capital

November 30, 2020 | 10:08

The area of about 500 m around 15 Cua Bac, where the 340-kg bomb was found, was blocked by forces to ensure safety.

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After discovered the bomb in the area of 15 Cua Bac, the People's Committee of Truc Bach Ward immediately sent forces to block the surrounding area. (Photo: VTC News)
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The ward's authority organized 4 traffic checkpoints in the streets of Cua Bac - Pho Duc Chinh - Pham Hong Thai and Nguyen Truong To to ensure safety in the area. (Photo: VTC News)
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The People's Committee of Truc Bach Ward suggests people and employees do not use telephones and radios within a radius of 200 meters (from the address of 15 Cua Bac) until functional forces finish handling the bomb. (Photo: VTC News)
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On the afternoon of November 28, while constructing the foundation of Power Transmission Company No. 1 at 15 Cua Bac, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, workers discovered a 340 kg bomb, 35 cm in diameter, about 1 m long, lying underground. (Photo: Zing News)
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All construction activities were halted. People living close to the place where the bomb was discovered were also required to temporarily leave their homes. (Photo: Zing News)
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Previously, the 4-storey building on this land did not have a tunnel, therefore, the construction unit did not dig deep into the ground, so the bomb was not detected. It is not until the recent days was the building taken down that the bomb is discovered. (Photo: Zing News)
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The area with a radius of 500 m from the place where the bomb was found is blocked by functional forces. Only residents living in the area are allowed in. (Photo: Zing News)
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A second barrier is set up right next to the position of the bomb. Vehicles are not allowed to enter this area. (Photo: Zing News)
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Inside the second barrier, residents were asked not to use phones or other electronic devices. (Photo: Zing News)
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According to the leader of the People's Committee of Ba Dinh District, due to the size of the bomb, the Ministry of Defense will be in charge of handle the bomb. (Photo: Zing News)
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