Japanese airport closed after WWII bomb found
30 Oct 2012 18:09
A major airport in northern Japan was closed Tuesday after construction workers found an unexploded bomb believed to be from World War II.
All 92 flights in and out of Sendai airport were cancelled after the 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb was uncovered during construction near a runway, local police official Hiroshi Ouchi said. The bomb was identified as American-made and is believed to be a dud from World War II.
It appeared to have a working detonator, and a military bomb squad was considering whether to move the bomb or explode it on the spot. Evacuations of nearby homes were being considered, Ouchi said.
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