Singapore blows up 100kg WWII-era bomb after thousands evacuated

A mushroom cloud rises in the distance this morning as bomb disposal experts carry out the first of a series of explosions at a construction site for a condominium in Bukit Timah, Singapore. – AFP pic, September 26, 2023.

SINGAPORE army specialists today detonated a 100kg World War II-era bomb found at a construction site, causing a thunderous boom in the city-state after authorities had evacuated thousands of residents.

More than 4,000 people were evacuated from nearby residences for the controlled detonation, which local media reported was the largest-ever exercise involving a WWII relic in Singapore.

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