Date
26 March 2017
David (inset) explains how he found the four live grenades in Wilson Trail near Hong Kong Parkview. Photos: Baidu.com, Ming Pao
David (inset) explains how he found the four live grenades in Wilson Trail near Hong Kong Parkview. Photos: Baidu.com, Ming Pao

Wartime Japanese grenades found near Hong Kong Parkview

Four unexploded World War II grenades were found near Hong Kong Parkview, triggering a lockdown as explosives experts went to work.

The live cache was uncovered by an archaeologist near the luxury residential estate where canto pop star Ivana Wong was having a wedding ceremony on Sunday, according to Ming Pao Daily.

Police and firemen arrived after the archaeologist, named David, reported the explosives, later confirmed to be Japanese grenades from 1941.

On Nov. 12, David, 49, and a companion, found a British M36 Mills hand grenade while hiking the Wong Nai Chung Gap trail in Happy Valley.

David has recovered a number of wartime relics, mostly weapons and ammunition, in hiking trails believed to have been used by Japanese and British soldiers during the war.

Police bomb disposal officers said the grenades found Sunday have a relatively short range of several meters.

They were detonated on the spot.

War relic hunters recover WWII grenade (Nov. 12. 2015)

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