SAF disposes of WW2 bomb found on Jurong Island

A 70mm high explosive projectile that orginated from World War II was uncovered at a construction site on Jurong Island on Sept 26, 2017.
A 70mm high explosive projectile that orginated from World War II was uncovered at a construction site on Jurong Island on Sept 26, 2017.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/THE SINGAPORE ARMY

SINGAPORE - A war relic uncovered at a construction site on Jurong Island has been disposed of on-site, said the Singapore Armed Forces.

The SAF Explosive Ordnance Team was sent to the site on Sept 26 after the discovery of the relic, which was a 70mm high explosive projectile that orginated from World War II.

It took two days for the team to dispose of the projectile on Sept 28, said the SAF in its Facebook post on Monday (Oct 2).

Last year, a 2m-long aerial bomb was discovered on a barge carrying a consignment of sand from Vietnam. The bomb was taken to Pulau Senang, where it was denotonated.

Separately, seven relics were found at a construction site near Changi Airport Terminal 2, while a 155mm British projectile was found in a Changi Coast construction site.

A 105mm British projectile was also discovered in Sengkang West that year.