Construction worker finds old cannonball

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/7 17:48:39

An old cannonball was found at a construction site in Chongming district, Xinmin Evening News reported Thursday.

On Wednesday morning, during excavation, a construction worker found a hard round object in the dirt. He put it aside and informed the police, who rushed to the scene and found that it was a rusty cannonball with a length of about 60 centimeters.

Authorities evacuated the site and its workers and took measures to shield the cannonball from sun exposure. A special branch of the local fire brigade arrived and took the ball away.

The police warn the public not to arbitrarily dismantle or dispose of suspected explosives. Instead they should immediately call the police.

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