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11 mai 2018 | 10h25 UTC

Hong Kong: World War II bomb found in Wanchai district May 11

Hong Kong, SAR China Alerte de sécurité

WWII bomb found at construction site in Wanchai May 11; area cordoned off, people evacuated

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12h00 until 11/5/2018, 11h59 (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

Event

On Friday, May 11, Hong Kong authorities evacuated hundreds of people from the Wanchai business district after a 450 kg (1,000-pound) World War II bomb was discovered at a construction site. Roads in the district were cordoned off as experts defused the bomb.

Context

This is the third such bomb discovered in Hong Kong in 2018. During WWII, Hong Kong was the site of heavy fighting between Japanese and Allied forces. More than 70 years later, construction workers still discover unexploded bombs from time to time.

Advice

Individuals present in the Wanchai business district are advised to stay away from the site where the bomb was found and to adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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