KEPALA BATAS: A tenant found a World War II bomb in the compound of a village house in Permatang Berangan on the Penang mainland after rain.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the tenant's daughter lodged a report at a nearby police station, after her mother made the find at about 5pm on Monday.
"The complainant told the police that the object was not planted by anyone, but her mum had stumbled on it after rain.
"The rain caused the object in the ground to be exposed," ACP Noorzainy said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 29).
The tenant, he added, had tried to dig out the object before realising that it looked like an old bomb.
ACP Noorzainy said initial investigation around the house found that the tenant had been living there for six years and the surrounding area of the house had not been modified.
"Our investigation also showed that the place was located in a village where houses were built close to each other," he said.
ACP Noorzainy said the police bomb squad had confirmed that the object was a shell used during World War II.
"The bomb has been safely retrieved by the Bomb Disposal Unit and will be brought to Penang police headquarters to be detonated," he said.
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