London Colney, England A, EOD team was called in after 16 white phosphorous WWII grenades were found by builders. The unexploded grenades were unearthed under a patio near an old pub in London Colney.
A digger clearing land for new apartments reportedly ran over the grenades igniting a fire. Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue were called to the scene, but the EOD team was called in and the area cordoned off once it was apparent that ordnance was involved.
EOD placed the grenades into a water filled container until the they were destroyed through open detonation procedures. No one was injured and the cordons were lifted.