Suspected WWII bomb found in HK island

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-2-6 17:13:23

Police evacuated residents around a neighborhood on Queen's Road East in Hong Kong island Thursday afternoon where a suspected World War II bomb was found by construction workers who were digging underground structure for a hotel.

Local police officers told Xinhua that they believe it was a bomb left during the World War II when Japanese invading Hong Kong, but it needs professional personnel to confirm.

Police said a bomb disposal squad has been called in and they are on their way to the venue where the Emperor Group is building a new hotel.

Cordon has been raised around the construction site and its neighboring area, and a fire engine with more than six firefighters were protecting the venue for the bomb disposal squad who will decide whether to remove it or deal with it at the site.

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