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WW2 vintage bomb, explosives detonated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A World War 2 vintage bomb and other related explosives were detonated on September 29 by operatives of the Regional Explosives Ordnance Disposal and K-9 units in Sitio Sibato, Brgy. Guimbalaon, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

PMaj. Gary Alan Resuma, RECU 6 chief, yesterday said that assorted bombs and explosives, including a World War 2 300-pound aerial bomb, 155mm and 105mm artillery high explosive projectiles, 40 rifle rife grenades, 50 M203 grenade ammunition and 30 fragmentation grenades, were properly disposed by detonating at a secluded place in the barangay.

Resuma said that some of assorted bombs and explosives were surrendered to the different police units in Negros Occidental, through the “baylo bugas” campaign of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

He encouraged those civilians who may discover bombs and related explosives to immediately report it to the nearest police stations for proper disposition.

The activity was conducted in order to protect the community from any danger or hazard that might be caused by the unexploded ordnance, Resuma said.

He added that the activity also successfully ended without any untoward incident, while minimum health safety protocols were strictly observed during the conduct of disposal operation.*

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