World war-2 bombs discovered in Manipur

World war-2 bombs discovered in Manipur
The 27 live bombs unearthed in Moreh.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 16 | Publish Date: 7/16/2020 1:08:52 PM IST

A huge number of unexploded bombs suspected to be of World War II were discovered in Manipur’s Moreh town on Thursday.

Twenty-seven live bombs along with 43 empty cases of bombs and 15 empty boxes were discovered during digging of earth for construction of a house at Moreh ward no. 9 (Lhangnom Veng) using an excavator today, around 12.30 pm, the police said here.

The plot where the bombs were discovered belonged to Kampu Doungel (35) wife of Nemjalhing Dungel.

On being informed of the finding by the owner of the plot, a team of Moreh police who rushed to the spot and collected the bombs and other items and kept them at the police station, the source said.

Thursday’s discovery of the old bombs was barely a day after six unexploded bombs suspected to be of the World War II era were recovered from Imphal’s Hatta near the Indian Army War Cemetery on Wednesday.

The bombs which were unearthed during digging of ground for construction of a house by one Ayub Khan were later disposed of by the police at a safe place in Imphal East district.


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