Old bomb found at Esplanade, Penang


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  • Saturday, 26 Sep 2020

GEORGE TOWN: An object that looked like a mortar shell was found near the Esplanade seawall when digging works were carried out here on Saturday (Sept 26).

Lebuh Pantai Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Saiful Bahari Shaik Abdul Kadir said police received a MERS 999 call at 6.10pm about the object.

"We arrived at the scene to find a one-foot long bomb.

"According to the caller, the bomb was found in the soil when digging works were carried out near the seawall," said Saiful Bahari.

Efforts to dispose of the bomb safely is underway.

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