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Author Topic: Beach littered with World War II bombs  (Read 1206 times)
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« on: 29 July 2012, 00:21:15 »

Beach littered with World War II bombs

July 24, 2012, 8:32 am

A British beach has been closed as Army bomb disposal experts deal with nearly 1000 bombs and rockets littering the sand after storms uncovered the remnants of a World War II bombing range.

The deadly arsenal cascaded on to Mappleton beach near Hornsea after being dislodged from cliffs by the bad weather.

Army experts have already blown up at least 15 of the old bombs.

Police fear that more rockets and bombs will be uncovered as the cliffs continue to crumble, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported.

Authorities are warning that, while many of the rockets and bombs are dummy rounds, people should not try to grab souvenirs.

A 24-hour guard has been placed on the beach.

Mike Puplett, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, told the Daily Mail: "When the cliff sinks it is a fairly regular occurrence that we get one or two. But there has been a fairly significant landslide occurred due to the erosion and bad weather which has caused it to slip.

"It is a conservative estimate of more than 1,000 items, a mixture of explosives. It is going to take two to three days if not longer to transport the less harmful explosives out of the way while those which are more dangerous or live are detonated in controlled explosions."


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