Remnants of the Vietnam war can be found across Quang Tri province. Photo: Khairul Anwar

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

  • More than 40 years after the Vietnam war ended, unexploded ordnance still litters Quang Tri province – providing a source of income for some
  • At least 8,500 people have died from bomb explosions since the conflict concluded in 1975. One in three were metal collectors
Topic |   War and conflict

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Remnants of the Vietnam war can be found across Quang Tri province. Photo: Khairul Anwar
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Le Thi Hoa on a landmine clearing mission. Photo: Khairul Anwar

44 years after war with US, Vietnam has an all-women team searching for unexploded bombs

  • Nguyen Thi Thuy and Le Thi Hoa are part of Vietnam’s first all-female landmine clearing team
  • They’re among a growing number of women taking up mine-clearance work – Thuy was so dedicated that she worked through her pregnancy
Topic |   Vietnam

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Le Thi Hoa on a landmine clearing mission. Photo: Khairul Anwar
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