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

Knowledge |   World War II in Hong Kong
The 450kg bomb was unearthed at a construction site for the Sha Tin-Central rail link in Wan Chai. Photo: Handout The 450kg bomb was unearthed at a construction site for the Sha Tin-Central rail link in Wan Chai. Photo: Handout
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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