Police have defused what is believed to be a World War II bomb at Sungai Tapah Village in Ipoh, Perak.
The 60-millimeter mortar bomb was found by villagers on Sunday, the same day the bomb disposal squad was deployed to the area. A video of the operation has gone viral online with several viewers questioning how the purported war relic ended up there.
“We sent a bomb disposal squad there and they managed to defuse the bomb without causing any damage to the surrounding area,” Ipoh police chief Yahaya Hassan told reporters last night.
A clip of the bomb disposal in action has been viewed nearly four million times on TikTok since it went up yesterday. The bomb was defused with a small, explosive pop just seconds later.
“Please take cover,” a policeman could be heard saying in the clip.
“How is there a bomb in the middle of a little village?” one of the viewers expressing concern said in the comments.
“Thankfully, it wasn’t super loud, otherwise everyone would [be] really terrified,” user Iskandarzulkarnai656ff chimed in.