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WW2 bomb prompts evacuation of Cebu IT Park employees

/ 01:42 PM December 20, 2017

CEBU CITY—Workers in seven IT park buildings and residents near the area were evacuated when a vintage bomb was extracted.

The bomb was found in a construction site at the Cebu IT Park in Barangay Apas, Cebu City.

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Employees from Teleperformance, Skyrise 1 and 2, CJRS, Ebloc Tower 1, Ebloc Tower 4, Avida Towers Riala, and Avida Towers Cebu had to evacuate their buildings while experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit extracted the World War II 1,000-pound bomb.

Chief Inspector Clark Arriola said about 10,000 employees were asked to evacuate.

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The removal of the bomb began at 3 a.m. and ended around 6:30 a.m.

The bomb was then transported to Carmon Copper, a mining company in Toledo City for its disposal.

Fifteen police officers, Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Cebu and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office joined the convoy to Toledo City.

Operation Manager of EB-Call Center Agency, Germain Arco said the employees who left their work due to the extraction of the bomb will still receive regular compensation.

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