Residents evacuated after unexploded WWII bomb is discovered on Hong Kong Island

Bomb found in Hong Kong

Dozens of building workers and residents in Pokfulam were evacuated from their homes on Monday after an unexploded bomb was uncovered on a construction site.

The 500lb (227kg) US-made bomb was unearthed at around 10am at the luxury residential development site at 138 Pokfulam Road, causing police to seal off the area within a 400-metre radius.

The bomb was due to be defused on Monday evening.

A number of unexploded bombs have been found in Hong Kong since the end of World War II, the largest of which weighed in at nearly 1 tonne. The discovery led to the evacuation of over 2,200 people in Happy Valley in 2014.

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