Residents evacuated for fear of explosion

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 April, 2007, 12:00am

Seventy people were evacuated from their homes for two hours yesterday after a suspected wartime bomb was found in Shau Kei Wan, but the object turned out to be an empty gas cylinder. Bomb disposal officers were called to a refuse collection station at the junction of Kam Wa and Wang Wa streets at 8.30am when a man reported he may have found a bomb - a rusty 76cm-long cylindrical object with a diameter of 15cm. Police evacuated a neighbouring building before investigation proved the object was harmless.


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