World War II bomb found at MRT project site

national June 03, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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A vintage aerial bomb discovered yesterday at a site near Bang Sue train station marked for construction of a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station was secured by the Air Force.

Air Force bomb disposal personnel said the 200-plus kilogram bomb, was probably dropped during World War II and may have been the same sort that exploded in April at a scrap-metal shop in Lat Pla Khao in Bangkok after workers tried to blowtorch it open. 

The 12 by 46-inch bomb had been ruptured by a backhoe while it was digging up an area near the MRT project site.