Old mortar shell found at Pengkalan Chepa old folks' home


The location where the old mortar shell was found. (Inset) The UXO that was subsequently destroyed in a safe area. - Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian

KOTA BARU: An old mortar shell was unearthed by the driver of a bulldozer while digging a hole for a cable at the compound of Rumah Seri Kenangan, an old folks' home, in Taman Kemumin, Pengkalan Chepa near here on Saturday (Jan 20).

District police chief ACP Mohd Rosdi Daud said the 40-year-old man found the 81mm shell measuring about 40cm long at about 12.30pm on Saturday.

"The unexploded ordnance (UXO) was destroyed in a safe area at 4.17pm," he said in a statement Sunday (Jan 21). - Bernama

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