(PNA) – Villagers found an unexploded World War II bomb on the bank of the Yawa River in Barangay Binitayan, Daraga town in Albay province on Thursday, a town police official said.
Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Daraga police chief, said villagers immediately reported the bomb to the police station, prompting the police desk officer to request the Philippine National Police’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit in Camp Ola to check it.
Betita, in a phone interview, said the explosive was a 1,000-pound General Purpose bomb, which measured 124 cm. in length and 40 cm. in width. It was used during the Second World War.
He said these were dropped during the war by either American or Japanese bomber planes.
The EOD personnel used an excavator to remove the corroded vintage bomb at 11 a.m. and brought it to the police’s storage facility here.