#AceNewsReport – Feb.09: The muddy device, which was 3in (8cm) wide, was “in an unstable condition” because it had been discharged but had failed to detonate, officials said: It was discovered at the Calbee crisp-making factory in the eastern Sai Kung district on Saturday morning: “All the information to date suggests that the grenade was imported from France together with the other potatoes,” Superintendant Wong Ho-hon told reporters……..He added that the device was defused using a “high-pressure water firing technique” #AceNewsDesk reports
Getty Images: The grenade is believed to have been dug up accidentally in France
It is believed to have been dug up accidentally with potatoes planted in a field in France before being exported: “The grenade was likely to have been left behind, dropped by soldiers there during the war, or left there after it was thrown,” Dave Macri, a military historian, told the South China Morning Post……..Last year, thousands of people were forced to evacuate a busy commercial area of Hong Kong while police defused a “severely damaged” World War Two bomb found on a construction site.
It was the second to be found in Hong Kong within the same week.
Sources: BBC World Asia – SCMP – Published: February.09: 2019:
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