Wednesday, 23 May, 2018


WWII bomb found, defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

Police officers from explosive ordinance disposal are deployed to the scene in the Wan Chai Police officers from explosive ordinance disposal are deployed to the scene in the Wan Chai
Bennie Garza | 01 February, 2018, 23:21

It is not uncommon for unexploded WW2 bombs to be found in the territory.

The bomb, the second found in the same area in four days, was discovered late Wednesday at an under construction site in the commercial and financial district of Wanchai, Efe news reported.

Officers from Hong Kong's explosive disposal unit worked through Wednesday night trying to unearth and safely defuse a suspected World War II-era bomb found in "dangerous condition" at a construction site, police said.

In 2014, the police deactivated a WWII bomb that weighed nearly a ton, the largest ever found in the city so far.

"Bomb disposal operations are dirty, hard and risky".

Explosive ordinance disposal officers deployed to the scene in the city's Wan Chai district were working to stabilize and defuse the bomb.

Bomb disposal experts identified it as an American-made 1,000 pound general goal bomb, the same type as one unearthed and defused just days earlier at the site for a cross-harbor commuter rail link.

After the discovery of the first bomb Sunday, 1,500 people were evacuated from near the site and multiple roads closed before it was successfully defused the following day.

All buildings in the area were eventually allowed to reopen by 11:00 local time, and roadblocks were lifted by noon.

Bombs and unexploded grenades have been found in Hong Kong before.

McWhirter confirmed the newly found bomb was of U.S. design. The city, which was occupied by Japan between 1941-1945, was bombed by allied forces while under Japanese occupation.

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