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Huge bomb weighing 294kg removed from Taro airstrip

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The 294kg bomb. Picture RSIPF Media Unit
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A massive Second World War bomb weighing 294 kilogram was excavated from Taro airstrip (12th Sept), Choiseul Province, this week.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ian Vaevaso told journalists today that EOD team currently working in Taro had removed a 294kg bomb (UXO) from Taro Airstrip.

He said the UXO was a United States’ bomb used during the WWII.

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Vaevaso said other smaller UXOs were also removed from the site.

He said his officers are currently working closely with the Provincial Government as per the safety of the UXOs.

Taro is rated A in terms of  UXO meaning – there are a lot of UXOs on the island.

Vaevaso appeals for the people on the island to take extra care and to report any sightings of any UXOs to the EOD team now on the ground.

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