Thursday, November 08, 2007

Floods in central Vietnam in pictures

• A colleague just sent me this story from a local paper: What do you do if you find an undetonated bomb in your backyard? Put it somewhere safe? Recently a man living in Dong Trach commune in Quang Binh province in Central Vietnam, had some extra facilities added to his house and came across a bomb around 1.6m long. He informed the authorities then carried the bomb off to the uninhabited sand dunes far from all residential areas. But when two members of the local military force caught up with him, they ordered him to bring the bomb back to his home for safekeeping! They also warned him if he lost it, he would assume all possible responsibility. Baffled, the man obliged though the two men have since been punished by the local authorities.

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