MANILA, Philippines – A total of 140 vintage bombs were found buried inside the grounds of Amiya Rosa subdivision in Lipa City, police said.
They were removed safely on Friday, December 27, by 554th Air Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Air Education and Training Command based at Fernando Air Base, according to a police situation report Saturday, December 28.
Bulldozer operator Jaime Divinagracia, 47, was digging the soil Friday morning when he discovered the vintage bombs. He is a stay-in subdivision employee.
The discovery was immediately reported to the Lipa City Police Station around noon Friday. The EOD team was immediately called for technical assistance.
“The vintage bombs were brought to the Fernando Air Base for proper disposition,” PO2 Homer Mercado told Rappler in a phone interview.
Mercado said it is not the first time that vintage bombs were discovered in the city.
Vintage bombs have been discovered in many parts of the country. Last year, World War II bombs taken to an ironworks shop in Taguig City exploded and killed four people. – Rappler.com
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