Bomb found in Causeway Bay

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 May, 2001, 12:00am

Updated at 7.02pm:
Hundreds were evacuated after a World War II bomb was found and then detonated in Causeway Bay on Wednesday.

Sogo department store was evacuated, roads and MTR entrances were sealed off as officers from the Bomb Disposal Unit rushed to the scene.

Officers covered the rusty bomb with sand bags, detonating it around 6pm.

The 1.5 kilogramme bomb was uncovered by two construction workers in an underground duct in Hennessy Road shortly after 3pm, local radio said.

Roads had not been reopened at 6.30pm.