Penang Woman Accidentally Uncovers A WWII Bomb Near Her House
A woman stumbled upon an old bomb near the compound of her village house in Permatang Berangan
In a report by New Straits Times, the woman spotted something on the ground and decided to unearth it, only to discover that it was an old bomb.
The unexploded bomb is believed to have originated from the World War II era and part of it was exposed after it rained.
The woman contacted her 30-year-old daughter who then lodged a police report.
The bomb had been buried at the compound for quite some time
Seberang Perai Utara police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said investigations showed that the woman and her family have been living in the house for six years.
"Our team went to the site and confirmed that the bomb had actually been buried at the compound of the house for some time."
The bomb was later confirmed to be a World War II shell bomb
Noorzainy said, "The object appeared similar to a mortar bomb, however, our bomb disposal unit later confirmed it to be a shell bomb used during World War II."
He said the police have safely extracted the bomb, which will be taken to Penang contingent police headquarters to be detonated.