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World War II bomb found by villagers on river

07:00 PM August 08, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY—A bomb believed to be from the Second World War was found on Thursday (Aug 8) at the Yawa River in the town of Daraga, Albay province.

Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Daraga town police chief, said residents at the village of Binitayan were walking along the riverbanaround 9 a.m. when they found the vintage bomb.

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The police’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit based in Camp Simeon Ola was

immediately sent to the site.

EOD men used an excavator to remove the bomb around 11 a.m. it was brought to a police storage facility in this city.

Betito said what villagers found was a 1,000-lb general purpose bomb which was 124 cm long and 40 cm wide.

He could not say for certain if it was an American or Japanese bomb. The Philippines had been one of the theaters of war between allied forces led by the US and Japan during the Second World War. Mar S. Arguelles/TSB

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