For scrap metal collectors, US-Vietnam war bombs are still a source of life and death

//For scrap metal collectors, US-Vietnam war bombs are still a source of life and death

For scrap metal collectors, US-Vietnam war bombs are still a source of life and death

It is six in the morning as Nguyen Xuan Dong pushes his bicycle out of his village home in Cam Lo district, Quang Tri, careful not to wake his family of 12.The 74-year-old loads a home-made metal detector, put together clumsily with duct tape, and pedals 20km to a forested area where he starts looking for scrap left over from the Vietnam war, which ended in 1975.Using his bare hands, Dong digs for mortar shells, bullets and metal fragments from large, cylindrical bombs buried below the ground…

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