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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Yujing Liu

Yujing Liu

Yujing Liu is a business reporter with a passion for understanding and explaining the fascinating complexities of China’s economy and society. Originally from Beijing, she joined the Post in 2017 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in politics and journalism.