Unexploded military bombs destroyed on-site off coast of New Taipei City

Navy divers set explosive charges and destroyed a cache of 13 unexploded military bombs off the coast of New Taipei City this morning.

The bombs were first spotted by a recreational diver on July 20, and a search of the area by navy divers July 21 located a total of 13 bombs.

Although the age and condition of the military ordnance made them difficult to identify, they are believed to be from World War II.

The area was cordoned off and guarded while plans were made on how to dispose of the unexploded ordnance.

A team of navy divers set charges and destroyed the bombs at 10:15 am. The charges were detonated by wireless remote control.

Picture: Ministry of Defense.
Picture: Ministry of Defense.

Pictures: Ministry of Defense.

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