Unexploded WWII phosphorus bomb ignites in New Taipei City

Hot weather is suspected to have caused a piece of unexploded World War Two ordnance to begin emitting smoke in a residential backyard in Danshui District, New Taipei City yesterday, July 16. At around 5:00pm, the 56-year-old owner of the house called 119 after finding a bomb embedded beside a path on a slope behind the house emitting a pall of white smoke. Firefighters evacuated nearby residents and cordoned off an area to a radius of 90 meters around the

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World War II Bomb Unearthed in Keelung

Workers digging up pavement at number 4 wharf at Keelung Harbor yesterday, unearthed two un-exploded bombs. The bombs are most likely from World War Two, when American forces bombed targets in Japanese occupied Taiwan, including Keelung and Taipei. Army bomb disposal experts removed the bombs from the site this morning and searched the site for more un-exploded ordnance. After finding none, they gave the all-clear to resume work. Keelung Harbor is Taiwan’s northernmost port, and was developed into the island’s

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