Unexploded bombs found near Gongliao remotely detonated

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/30/2020
By: Wang Chao-yu and Ko Lin

Photo courtesy of a private contributor.

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The 13 unexploded bombs found in waters off the northeast coast of New Taipei last week were remotely detonated underwater by Taiwan's military Thursday.

An estimated 1,300 kilograms of explosives were used in the detonation, which took place about 600 meters from the shore in Gongliao District and involved a squad of navy divers tasked with setting charges on the unexploded ordnance.

An initial sighting was confirmed last Tuesday not far from a local elementary school in Mao'ao Bay after a recreational diver reported spotting suspicious objects a day earlier.

The bombs were found at a depth of 10-13 meters near what appeared to be an airplane propeller, according to authorities.    [FULL  STORY]

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