Cambodia bomb divers remove war-era live explosive from river

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Allen Tan (right), the country head of the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, greets the CMAC dive team prior to the mission.
Allen Tan (right), the country head of the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, greets the CMAC dive team prior to the mission. Robert Carmichael

A dive team trained to rid Cambodia’s waterways and rivers of unexploded ordinance – or UXO – completed its first mission this week, removing a 225kg US-made bomb from the Mekong River.