Engineers in Hong Kong have neutralised a shell of times of the Second world war

BEIJING, January 28 — RIA Novosti. Engineers in Hong Kong were able to safely defuse was found at a construction site in the city centre the American bomb during the Second world war, taken them more than a day, as a result of incident nobody has suffered, writes the South China Morning Post.

As previously reported, an unexploded bomb with a length of 140 centimeters, with a diameter of 45 cm and weighing 450 kilograms was discovered Saturday morning at a depth of 15 meters under the ground during construction of a new metro line in WAN Chai.

I worked at a place more than ten professional engineers who a few hours cut the hole on the shell of the projectile, to neutralize explosives, and then safely remove them. Had to work very slowly and carefully not to accidentally trigger an explosion. In the case if the shell exploded, the affected area would have amounted to 200-300 meters, and the scattered fragments would be within a radius of two kilometers.

After safe removal of the explosive shell was sent to the base of the bomb squad for further investigation and elimination.

The team was able to determine that the projectile ANM-65, he was dropped on Hong Kong by the American aircraft between 1941 and 1945 in the midst of the Second world war. This is not the first wartime bomb found in Hong Kong. In January last year, also at the site was discovered 220-kilogram American bomb.