27 World War II bombs found on Jln Ong Sum Ping

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THE Royal Police Force (RBPF) last night confirmed that 27 unexploded bombs from World War II were discovered on Jln Ong Sum Ping.

In a press statement, the police said construction workers found the mortar bombs that were believed to be from the World War II era during the Japanese occupation of Brunei.

According to bruneiresources.com, 10,000 Japanese troops arrived at Kuala Belait during the Second World War on December 16, 1941. The Japanese occupation ended in 1945.

The statement said the supervisor of the construction workers lodged a police report around 11.35am yesterday.

As a result of the discovery, a part of Jalan Ong Sum Ping was closed yesterday.

The RBPF urged members of the public to refrain from touching or disturbing any suspicious or dangerous items.

The public are advised to inform the police by calling 993 or contact the nearest police station.

The Brunei Times