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Vintage bomb found at Olongapo residential area

/ 12:02 PM February 04, 2016

OLONGAPO CITY- A vintage artillery bomb was dug up at a residential area in Barangay (village) New Cabalan here on Wednesday, police said.

The bomb, which measures 100 millimeters in diameter and 1.7 feet in length, was unearthed at a construction site of a private lot at 10:30 a.m., said Insp. Vivianne Reyes, deputy station commander of police station 6 here.

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Reyes said personnel of the Explosive Ordnance Division of the city police office recovered the old weapon.

“The bomb, although old, could still explode if not properly handled,” Reyes said.

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She said a follow-up investigation is trying to determine the origin of the bomb.

Earlier (Jan. 28), a rusty hand grenade was found by a scavenger in the city’s sanitary landfill area in the same village.

The explosives were turned over to the City Public Safety Company, Reyes said. Allan Macatuno

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