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.
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.
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”.
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.