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150 Kg WW II bomb buried


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KOHIMA: After stiff opposition from various organisations and public against the proposed ‘controlled detonation’ of the approximately 150-kg World War-II bomb, it was ultimately buried at New Police Reserve, Phesama, on the outskirts of Kohima.

Kohima Superintendent of Police Rothihu Tetseo told UNI that a meeting was convened by the Kohima Magistrate on Wednesday decided that the bomb will be buried at the New Police Reserve Phesama Football Ground itself.

Mr Tetseo said all precautionary measures were taken and the bomb was wrapped up with lot of salt to help in early rusting and defusing.

The World War II bomb was recovered from Kohima Village last month during a construction work was going on. The owner immediately informed the police, who took away the bomb to New Police Reserve.

Police called the Army Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), who decided for ‘controlled detonation’, but it may create mild tremor in the vicinity of about 1-Km and the BDS advised evacuation of residents of that areas, which triggered stiff protest. (UNI)


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