WWII bomb found at Hong Kong hiking trail

2011-12-22 07:36

Hong Kong police disposed of a suspected World War II bomb after it was found near a popular hiking trail days ahead of the 70th anniversary of the fall of the city to the Japanese.

A spokesperson said the bomb was found yesterday near the Wilson Trail between Stanley and Repulse Bay on the south of Hong Kong island, where allied forces fought the Japanese in the Battle of Hong Kong.

“Based on our initial investigations, it’s a bomb but we can’t confirm if it’s from the World War II era,” she told AFP, adding it had been “disposed of”.

Allied forces defending the former British colony surrendered to the Japanese on Christmas Day, 1941 after more than two weeks of fierce fighting.

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