Grenade Found During Construction in Cairns

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Source: CairnsPost.com.au

Construction workers on a site in Cairns on Old Smithfield Road stumbled on a hand grenade thought to have been left behind after World War 2.

According to reports, builders made the find while laying foundations for a new house last week when they happened to dig up the relic from WWII. The grenade was probably buried for around 70 years.

Police were called to the site to identify the grenade and construct a safety barrier around it. The navy were then called in to remove the device and dispose of it.

The find is not a surprise, with Cairns police Sen Constable Russell Parker saying the area was a “hive of military activity” during WW2.

Source: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/cairns-construction-workers-find-ww2-grenade-during-house-build/news-story/05eff06c6ba09b697b2414b65aae33f9

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