War relic detonated at Senoko Drive

SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in when a projectile was found at a construction site in Senoko Drive.
SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in when a projectile was found at a construction site in Senoko Drive.PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) detonated a suspected war relic at Senoko Drive on Monday.

SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in when the projectile was found at a construction site, embedded in the ground near some concrete pillars. "The team worked through the night and safely disposed the six-inch relic on site at midnight," the Singapore Army said in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening.

It also posted photos of the EOD team assessing the relic, sandbags used during the disposal and fragments of the relic.

The disposal of a war relic is not an uncommon occurrence, with about 11 incidents mentioned on the Singapore Army's Facebook page this year.

Most recently, one was disposed of at Senja Link, while others have been disposed of in areas including Tampines, Nanyang Crescent and Rifle Range Road.

In May, the SAF removed a World War II era bomb and rounds of ammunition found on a construction site on Jurong Island. The relics were moved to a safe location and were successfully disposed of.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2015, with the headline 'War relic detonated at Senoko Drive'. Print Edition | Subscribe