90-year-old Man Helps to Prevent Potential UXO Catastrophe
Maella, Spain Spanish police were called after a 90-year-old man notified a property owner that the spot where his was building could likely contain UXO. The elderly man recounted a story from his childhood during which, as a six-year-old, he saw that one of the bombs dropped by the air force there during Spanish Civil War did not explode.
A search was launched, and a metal detector did indeed find the unexploded bomb located at the foundations of the facility under construction. Police sappers (combat engineers) excavated the UXO and safely detonated it at one of the proving grounds in Aragon.
According to experts, the 50-kilogram bomb was dropped by the Italian Air Force during the war.
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