An unexploded World War II-era aerial bomb, discovered at a housing construction site at Jalan Barnett in Georgetown, Penang yesterday has been safely detonated.
The 86 centimeters long device, believed to have been air dropped from a Japanese combat aircraft about 70 years ago, was detonated by a bomb disposal unit today.
Bomb disposal personnel had dug a hole surrounding the bomb and covered the hole with concrete slabs to absorb the blast.
Residents had earlier been evacuated and the area was cordoned off by police as a precautionary measure.
A Fire and Rescue Department truck and an ambulance were also present.