The 450kg bomb was unearthed at a construction site for the Sha Tin-Central rail link in Wan Chai. Photo: Handout

Why does Hong Kong have so many buried wartime bombs?

During the last legs of the Japanese occupation, US planes dumped thousands of tonnes of explosives on the city to destroy shipping and docking facilities. Those that didn’t go off are still a threat today

Topic |   Hong Kong's second world war history

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The 450kg bomb was unearthed at a construction site for the Sha Tin-Central rail link in Wan Chai. Photo: Handout
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