Backhoe operator digs up 17 vintage bombs in San Jose
A construction worker operating a backhoe dug up 17 vintage bombs on Monday in San Jose City in Nueva Ecija, according to police.
According to Lt. Col. Criselda de Guzman, acting city police chief, the war-time explosives were found by a certain Ryan Ambrocio at the site of a bridge project.
The construction worker was operating his backhoe when the vintage bombs were unearthed, De Guzman said.
Nueva Ecija’s Provincial Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Unit (PECU) retrieved the vintage explosives bombs for proper disposition, police said.
Police said anyone who discovers such explosives should report them to authorities immediately.
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