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Old Airplane Bomb from WWII Shows up in Kópavogur

The inhabitants of Furugrund Street in Kópavogur where shocked when they discovered an old bomb from the Second World War in a construction site on their street.

The bomb was found when contractors were digging ground for new sports facilities in the area. When workers found a strange looking metal object 60 cm long and 20 cm wide and shaped like a bomb, they called the police who sealed off the area immediately, according to Mbl.is

The strange metal object turned out to be a 50 kilogram bomb from World War II. It was full of TNT. Specialists from the Icelandic Coast Guard managed to turn off the bomb’s detonator. The bomb was then safely removed from site and will be destroyed later.

According to a specialist from the Icelandic police and the Icelandic Coast Guard, it is very rare to find an airplane bomb on land. Old sea mines have turned up every now and then in fishermen’s nets, but they are usually not active after being in salt water for decades.

The Police allowed inhabitants of Furugrund to return to their homes after the bomb was removed and the specialists from the Coast Guard believe it is very unlikely that another bomb will be found in the area.

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