Bomb Squads In Hong Kong Called In For Another 1,000-Lb Bomb – The Second One This Week
Bomb Squad 2.
Workers at a construction site in Hong Kong were pretty shaken up after digging an undetonated bomb from WWII. Bomb squads were called in to defuse the munition after a nearly 12-hour struggle and remove it safely. Less than a week later bomb squads are going back in after the discovery of yet another 1,000-lb WWII bomb.
It is likely that this is an American bomb dropped by a B-24 or B-25 as they fought to liberate the city from Imperial Japan. This is the second WWII-era bomb discovered in the area within the span of a week and this disposal is turning chaotic for the bomb squads. This bomb was discovered near the Hong Kong Convention Center and caused a mass evacuation while teams set out to diffuse it. It was estimated that over 4,000 people were displaced from the area while teams tackled the explosive device.
It took well over 24 hours for the bomb squad to successfully disarm the 1,000-lb bomb. The city is safe once again the threat of leftover explosives from World War II, however, it is unlikely that this will be the last undetonated bomb discovered the conflict. Coverage of the second event can be viewed in the following clip from Eyewitness News.