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A Blast from the Past 16 January, 2009

Filed under: news,places — johnraff @ 2:19 am
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Yesterday in Okinawa, there was an explosion at a construction site. The driver of a mechanical digger was seriously injured, and windows were broken at an old peoples’ home 50 metres away. It wasn’t a terrorist attack but a (hitherto) unexploded bomb, left over from the second world war. A lot of them fell on Okinawa, and even 60-odd years later they can still go off, apparently.

They said on the TV news last night that there was still an estimated 3000 tons of bombs left in the ground …


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