Over 100 unexploded World War II bombs have been discovered in the backyard of a home in the Solomon Islands.
The unexploded bombs were found in the backyard of a home in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
According to reports, a man found the unexploded ordnance (UXO) while he was digging a hole for a new septic system at his property in a residential area.
“A man in eastern Honiara has just found over 100 WW2 shells in his back garden digging a hole for a new septic system,” wrote Lachlan Strahan, Australia’s high commissioner to the Solomon Islands on Twitter.
“Australia’s explosive ordnance disposal expert Warrant Officer Ian Percy is helping the Royal Police Force to deal with this terrible WW2 legacy,” he added.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Inspector Clifford Tunuki said that the UXO clearance company must clear first the properties of Solomon Islanders who wanted to build on land as it may have high UXO deposits in their properties.
In 2020, an Australian and his British colleague working on a project to map munitions in the Solomon Islands were killed in an explosion in a residential area of Honiara.
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