2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 10:11:02 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] U.S.Mortar Bomb Kills Two Boys in Vietnam

Wednesday November 1 3:02 AM ET
U.S. Mortar Bomb Kills Two Boys in Vietnam 

HANOI (Reuters) - Two young boys were killed when a U.S. mortar bomb 
exploded in central Vietnam this week, underscoring the danger of 
leftover war ordnance just weeks before a historic visit by President 
Clinton (news - web sites).

The bomb exploded after the boys aged 12 and 14 started playing with it 
while grazing cattle in the village of Deo Gio in Quang Ngai province on 
Monday, local police chief Co Van Tung said. Both were killed instantly.

``Apparently the two boys found the mortar and one started hitting it,'' 
Tung said.

Dozens of deaths caused by leftover war ordnance are reported in Vietnam 
every year and many of those killed are children. In one week in August, 
10 people, including six children, were killed by war-era explosives.

Much of the ordnance is a legacy of the massive U.S. military 
involvement in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. 



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