Unexploded bomb removed from site

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) removed a 160kg bomb (pictured above) from Sungei Kadut yesterday.

The Straits Times reported that the discovery of the war relic outside a furniture warehouse on Monday had caused a scramble to find a private bomb disposal company.

Mr Raymond Yap, assistant manager of LHT Holdings, which owns the warehouse, had called the office of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in panic.

Mr Yap had been unsuccessful after trying two private bomb disposal companies recommended by police officers.

The national daily also reported that SAF's Chemical Biological Radiological and Explosives Defence Group (CBRE) arrived at around 1pm on Tuesday, sealed up the area for three hours and discussed whether to remove or dismantle it on site.

They then removed the bomb but details of where it is kept are unknown.

It is understood that the bomb, which is bullet shaped with a bronze tip, will be detonated today.

dassa@sph.com.sg

 

 


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