Unexploded WWII bombs discovered at central Myanmar sports ground

A construction job at a sports center in central Myanmar took an explosive turn this week as staff uncovered two bombs believed to have been dropped during World War II.

The area, now home to Lewei Township Sports and Physical Fitness Department, was heavily bombed during battles between British colonial forces and Japanese fighters.

Staff found the first unexploded bomb on September 24 and a second – measuring 4.4 by 2.6 feet – was unearthed on Tuesday, according to state-run newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar.

Judging by the pictures, the staff, who were bulldozing the old golf course, weren’t too perturbed by the discoveries – of which there may be more to come.

Photo / Global New Light of Myanmar

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