The bomb casing was removed from the site after police successfully defused it. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong MTR didn’t use metal detectors before subway digging works, despite knowing area was once a war zone

The rail operator’s shock admission came after workers discovered two 450kg American-made bombs from the second world war during construction for the Sha Tin-Central rail link

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The bomb casing was removed from the site after police successfully defused it. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Cannix Yau

Cannix Yau

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.