SAF successfully disposes of mortar round found in Tampines

A trench, with a protective mound to contain the bomb's effects, was constructed for the disposal. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK 
A trench, with a protective mound to contain the bomb's effects, was constructed for the disposal. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK 
The remains of the relic after disposal. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK
The remains of the relic after disposal. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK
A war relic, found at a construction site near Tampines on Wednesday, was successfully disposed of by the Singapore Armed Forces. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK
A war relic, found at a construction site near Tampines on Wednesday, was successfully disposed of by the Singapore Armed Forces. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK
A war relic, found at a construction site near Tampines on Wednesday, was successfully disposed of by the Singapore Armed Forces. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK
A war relic, found at a construction site near Tampines on Wednesday, was successfully disposed of by the Singapore Armed Forces. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A war relic, found at a construction site near Tampines on Wednesday, was successfully disposed of by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

In a post on Facebook, the SAF said that their Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) standby team "sprung into action" when the relic was found.

The relic, a fused and fired Illumination mortar round, was disposed of on-site, "due to the danger posed". A trench, with a protective mound to contain the bomb's effects, was constructed for the disposal.

The mortar round was safely detonated by Wednesday evening.