Grenades, explosives dug up in house renovation
85 hand grenades, 15 bullets, and other explosives covered in rust were discovered under the floor of a house in the central province of Phu Yen Thursday.
They are explosive materials suspected to be left from the Vietnam War.
A group of constructions workers were frightened upon finding the grenades while digging to upgrade the house No. 29D Phan Dinh Phung Street, Tuy Hoa Town.
“When I was digging to a depth of 1m, I found the first grenade. We later found 7 other grenades mixed in soil,” VnExpress quoted Quoc, one of the workers, as saying.
Afterwards, local army engineers arrived at the scene and found 85 grenades in total.
“The grenades were made in the US and weigh 450 grams each. They can explode if they collide with something,” Colonel Le Tan My, who led the search, told the newswire.
The soldiers also found fifteen 45-colt bullets, electric wires, and some other explosives at the scene.
“Our house was built dozens of years ago. Fortunately, there has been no tragedy,” the house owner said.
According to colonel Le Tan My, this is the first time local people have found such a large number of grenades, bullets, and explosives left from the war.
He added all these explosive items have been carefully handled.