Disposal of unexploded ordnance carried out at Shuri High School

March 4, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

At 12:00pm on March 4, in the grounds of the Shuri High School, Naha, a Self-Defense Force bomb disposal team disposed of an unexploded WWII U.S. Navy 8-Inch shell (about 118 kilogram, 90 centimeters long and 20 centimeters in diameter). Last November, workers found the unexploded shell when constructing a new building. This was the third case in Japan of a disposal by explosion in a residential area.
People at Josei Elementary School said that they heard the blast but could not feel anything. At 1:56pm, the traffic control and evacuation measures for residents were lifted.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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