WW1 grenade French potato shipment at food-processing factory – News

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WW1 grenade French potato cargo at food-processing manufacturing facility.

A First World Warfare-era hand grenade was destroyed by police after it was found in a cargo of potatoes.

The explosive, regarded as of German origin, was discovered at a food-processing plant within the metropolis of Tseung Kwan O, in Hong Kong, on Saturday.

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Police mentioned bomb disposal consultants detonated the two.2lb gadget on the Tseung Kwan O industrial property after it was unearthed within the cargo from France.

Officers are reported to have closed a close-by road, moved vehicles and piled sandbags across the grenade earlier than detonating it.

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Police mentioned there have been no accidents and no indication of prison exercise.

The invention comes after a person within the Netherlands was handled in hospital final month after he spent two and a half hours mendacity on high of a bomb.

He reportedly discovered the unexploded gadget whereas strolling his canine and lined it along with his physique when he heard it “hissing”.

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His girlfriend mentioned he was nearly hypothermic after mendacity on the item, regarded as a grenade or shell courting from the Second World Warfare, as temperatures plummeted till explosive consultants have been capable of free him.

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