Workers on a construction site for the Neihu Line of Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system found another unexploded bomb yesterday, the second one in a week. Police said workers found the giant bomb while digging a passageway between the Songshan Airport and the Songshan MRT station, prompting police to seal off the area. A member of the bomb squad said the bomb could have been dropped by a US plane during World War II and had probably been buried for more than 50 years, given the corrosion on the surface of the bomb. There was no danger of the bomb accidentally exploding, the bomb expert added. The 225kg bomb was only a dozen or so meters from one that was found last Friday. Construction workers discovered the first Word War II-era US bomb in July 2004.
Thu, Aug 17, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Another bomb found at MRT
STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES
This story has been viewed 2725 times.
Listing from 2014-09-09 to 2014-09-16
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1US dollar climbs most in 10 months
2Apple iPhone demand delays shipments
3Taiwanese ‘gutter oil’ scandal spreads to Hong Kong, Macau
4Goldman leads US banks in tapping local cash pile
5In Minecraft, tech giants see more than fun