Hong Kong police have described the removal of a second wartime bomb – which was stuck in the mud at a Wan Chai construction site – as a particularly “dirty, difficult and dangerous” job due to precarious on-site conditions.

After a mass evacuation of close to 5,000 people, bomb disposal officers conducted an overnight operation, which lasted about 24 hours, to safely defuse the unexploded ordnance weighing around 450kg (1,000lbs), by Thursday morning. Continue reading.