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World War II bomb found near Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal

Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 1:13pm IST | Place: Midnapore (West Bengal) | Agency: PTI

A 450-kg bomb of World War II vintage was found three feet under the ground while digging for a lamp post near Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal, official sources said today.

The explosive, encased in a thick iron barrel and measuring about 4 feet in length, was found at Moulishol village while digging to erect the lamp post in a sub-station of the state electricity board yesterday.

Police said the bomb was manufactured in 1939 and would be defused permanently in nearby Dudhkundi forest soon.

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