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    I wonder how many deaths will continue to occur in Afghanistan and Iraq ten years from now?

    The children were playing with the shell when it exploded.

    HANOI, Vietnam A mortar shell left from the Vietnam War has exploded in a southern village, killing four children and seriously injuring five other people.

    Hieu Nghia village official Le Van Giang says three children aged 4 to 11 died at the scene Sunday afternoon and a 6-year-old boy died at the hospital. The blast seriously injured two other children and three men.

    Giang said the shell exploded when the children who found the shell from bamboo brush were playing with it. A villager found the shell five years ago when dredging a canal.

    The village in Vinh Long province was a communist stronghold during the war.

    Vietnamese government figures show unexploded ordnance have killed more than 42,000 people since the war ended in 1975.
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    There has gotta be A LOT of unexploded ordinance out there on all the past battlefields dating back to at least WWII. I'm surprised we don't hear about this type of tragedy more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngbuck View Post
    There has gotta be A LOT of unexploded ordinance out there on all the past battlefields dating back to at least WWII. I'm surprised we don't hear about this type of tragedy more often.
    From the OP.

    Vietnamese government figures show unexploded ordnance have killed more than 42,000 people since the war ended in 1975.

    While we may not hear about....people are dying from it. This is just in ONE country that we've blessed with our ordinance. To be "fair", for lack of a better word, it could have come from the "other side". The "other side", however, would not have needed them if we weren't there. Imagine that.
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    ...and I wonder what some future Middle East garage DU recycling (laser re-enrichment) operation might "yield"?
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