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Police defuse WWII bomb found at Hong Kong construction site

Police defuse WWII bomb found at Hong Kong construction site

HONG KONG — Police on May 11 defused a Second World War bomb that was found at a construction site in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district.

Officials said the unexploded American 1,000-pound bomb, found by a construction worker on May 10, was the third dug up at the site since January.

Police evacuated workers, residents and office staff from the area until bomb squad officers were able to defuse the explosive at midday May 11.

The bombs are believed to have been dropped by warplanes during the Second World War, when the then-British colony was the scene of fighting between Allied and Japanese occupation forces.

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