WWII bomb safely detonated

The detonation operation is a success.

MIRI: A World War II bomb found at Tanjong Lobang beach on Monday afternoon was detonated safely today.

The detonation operation was carried out by a team from the Miri District Police Headquarters bomb disposal unit.

“The unit personnel successfully defused the 250-pound (or 113.4kg) aerial bomb this (yesterday) morning at Tanjong Lobang after it was found on Monday afternoon,” said Miri Police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari.

The bomb, believed to belong to Japanese troops, measured 80cm in diameter and 110cm long. It was defused twice, first at 11.35am and the second time at 12.15pm.

It was discovered by a local man, Bujang Julaihi, on Monday around 1.30pm while strolling along the beach.

While looking for a toilet, he was shocked to see half of the bomb exposed on the beach.

He immediately alerted the police.