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Unearthed WWII bomb finally ready to blow

By The Nation

 

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In what must be a nerve-wracking but nevertheless fun assignment, ordnance-disposal experts were due on Wednesday to detonate a 1,000-pound, World War II-vintage aerial bomb unearthed in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

 

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The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of Royal Thai Airforce Wing 5 planned to bury the weapon in a hole at least four metres deep and set it off electronically.

 

The bomb was discovered under a railway bridge in Pran Buri district on Tuesday morning.

 

Flight Sergeant First Class Chana Chankrajang said it was gingerly transported on Tuesday evening – securely strapped in place and resting on sand in the cargo bed of a 10-wheel truck – to an abandoned airport in the Ban Benjapas area three kilometres from the bridge.

 

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The old airport was chosen for the blast because the closest residence is 2km away. 

 

A backhoe digging under the iron bridge between Khao Tao and Wang Phong train stations to ready the ground for a second railway track clunked into the metre-long, 12-inch-wide bomb. 

 

Train service was promptly suspended amid fears that tremors from the railway could set it off. 

 

The bomb was trucked away at 8.10pm and three southbound trains waiting at Hua Hin station were given the green light to resume their journeys at 8.30.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364873

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

said it was gingerly transported on Tuesday evening – securely strapped in place and resting on sand in the cargo bed of a 10-wheel truck

which thankfully wasnt afflicted with brake failure ..

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Very interesting - I wonder back in World War Two what was intended to be destroyed. Found under a railway bridge possibly suggests it was dropped by the Allies to destroy the railway which would have been used by the Japanese to supply weapons, ammunition and supplies to their troops in Burma from Singapore and Malaysia via Kanchanburi and the Death Railway.

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14 hours ago, monkeycu said:

Get the boys from BKK who tried to turn one into scrap metal. OOPS cant get them, they don't have phone reception where they went  :crazy::violin:

I remember that killed 11 people didnt it?

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9 hours ago, Odysseus123 said:

I Love the fact that they all standing around the bomb in "nonchalant"-but thoughtful-mode and posing for selfies...

Thats because EOD guys know it just aint gonna go boom.

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Unearthed WWII bomb finally ready to blow

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This could be used as a commercial billbord in front of the friendly neighbourhood girlie bar...mama san would definately agree !!

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