Cache of WWII Munitions Discovered at Historic Hong Kong Site

Hong Kong, China EOD was called to a construction site near the 85-year-old Maryknoll House after twenty WWII hand grenades and 2,000 rounds of ammunition were unearthed by workers near a historic Hong Kong housing block for Catholic missionaries. The discovery prompted the evacuation of the area.

According to a statement from police, "The 19 British hand grenades and one Japanese hand grenade - all from the second world war - were found along with around 2,000 rounds of ammunition at the site. The 20 hand grenades were 15cm in length and 7.6cm in diameter."

The grenades were safely detonated at the site, while the bullets were taken away for further examination and off-site disposal. No injuries were reported.

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