Bomb defused in My Son Sanctuary

Fortunately, it’s nothing like terrorism news, but rather an old -but dangerous- relic from the past.

14 May 2007 (Nhan Dan) – Fortunately, it’s nothing like terrorism news, but rather an old -but dangerous- relic from the past.

Nhan Dan, 14 May 2007

500-kg bomb in world heritage site defused

The management board of the My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province said engineers had succeeded in defusing a 500-kilogramme bomb in the B tower area on May 11.

The bomb may have remained since the US army bombed the My Son Sanctuary in 1972.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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