Bomb disposal experts from Hong Kong police have detonated an old bomb that was found buried at a construction site near the public pier in the city’s North Point district, RTHK reported.
The bomb, said to be half-meter long, is believed to be from the time of the Second World War. The police detonated the device in two controlled explosions Tuesday evening, the report said. Fire-trucks were on standby during the event.
Traffic was suspended at some part of the Island Eastern Corridor facing the pier, and police urged residents nearby to keep their doors and windows closed.
Several neighboring streets including Shu Kuk Street and Kam Hong Street were closed temporarily. And a nearby bus terminus in North Point pier was also closed off, the report said.
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