Hong Kong police dismantle WWII bombs

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said Saturday they disposed of eight World War II explosives, after a hiker found the unexploded devices on a trail.

Unexploded bombs are usually found by unsuspecting hikers or at construction sites in the southern Chinese city, which was the scene of fierce fighting between Japanese and British allied forces in 1941.

“The bomb disposal squad received the report and travelled to the scene where what was believed to be six World War II-era grenades and two mortar shells were found,” a police statement said.