Left­over bombs alert

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

PY­ONGYANG: Un­ex­ploded bombs, land­mines and shells left by US troops in the 1950-53 Korean War are still en­dan­ger­ing the lives of peo­ple to­day, North Korea said yes­ter­day.

North Korean forces have dis­man­tled over 200 000 live bombs left over from the war since 2000 said the Korean Cen­tral News Agency.

“In the past 60-odd years since wartime, over 800 000 pieces of ex­plo­sives have been re­moved… In the new cen­tury alone, more than 200 000 ex­plo­sives were de­tected and re­moved through­out the coun­try,” it said. Mean­while, at least 58 000 mines were re­moved from re­claimed tide­land along the mil­i­tary de­mar­ca­tion line.

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