June 29, 2011 13:47
The military said Tuesday it has found three wooden box mines that drifted ashore from North Korea in recent storms.
Two were discovered off the west coast near Incheon and the other on the east coast off Gangwon Province.
A box mine is slightly bigger than an adult's hand and usually contains around 200 g of explosives and can easily be detonated under pressure or if the lid is removed. One such mine killed a South Korean last year.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff have warned people to refrain from touching suspicious wooden or plastic containers and to contact the police or military if they find something suspicious.
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