Leftover bombs alert
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.