WWII bombs found in US Embassy compound in Manila

January 24, 2009 08:19

Construction workers accidentally unearthed about 100 bombs from World War II in the US Embassy compound in the Philippine capital, but the explosives posed no immediate danger, police said Saturday. The heavily corroded mortar bombs and artillery shells will be taken to an aerial bombing range in the northern Philippines for disposal, police Senior Superintendent Pablo Francisco Balagtas said. US Embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Thompson said workers found the bombs Friday as they were digging the foundations for new visa and veterans' facilities at the seaside embassy. Normal embassy operations resumed Saturday, she said.

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