Experts to inspect bombsites found in Luang Prabang

Experts in unexploded ordnance (UXO) will begin to survey areas in Luang Prabang province after three large unexploded bombs were found there last week. The devices are large-scale bombs of the type MK-250, weighing approximately 250 lbs and dropped in the province during the Indochina war. One of the bombs was found by a resident of Huay Lo village in Pak-Ou district, while the other two were found in Phonngam and Kokmuang villages in Luang Prabang district, about 35 kilometres from the provincial capital. The two bombs in Luang Prabang district were found by a construction crew while working at a cement factory and repairing a road.

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