Authorities in Hong Kong ordered 2,260 people to temporarily relocate as bomb disposal teams spent the better of portion of Friday removing a live World War II bomb from a construction site in the city. A police spokesperson told AFP that the one-ton bomb was the largest such ordnance found in Hong Kong.
Technicians spent 15 hours diffusing the bomb, which was discovered in the affluent Happy Valley district by construction workers at a building site near a Sikh temple, popular hotel and expensive highrises.
Bomb disposal officer Yuen Hon-wing told reporters on Friday that the device took a long time to be made safe because of “technical problems when drilling holes into the bomb and because of the large amount of explosives inside it.”Source: TIME.com – [AFP] – “Hong Kong: Wartime Bomb Forces Mass Evacuations”
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