KOTA KINABALU: An unexploded bomb from the World War II era was discovered at Kampung Lobong in Pulau Gaya near here on Friday (April 12).
Acting district police chief Supt George Rakman said the bomb was uncovered while villagers were digging a grave at the village cemetery.
A team from the Pulau Gaya police station was deployed to the scene after a distress call was received at about 5pm Friday.
The area was also cordoned off to ensure the safety of the public.
Supt George said the bomb was about 33cm long, with a circumference of 30cm.
A bomb squad from the bomb disposal unit of the Sabah police headquarters arrived at the scene to detonate the explosive at around 9am Saturday (April 13), with the operation ending at 11.30am.
No untoward incidents were reported following the disposal of the bomb.
Supt George thanked members of the public for sharing information that help protect the safety of the community.