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A 56 year old road sweeper did more than just clean a Chon Buri highway yesterday, he cleared the road completely. The man found a large piece of explosive ordnance on the main city motorway yesterday afternoon. Chon Buri city police were notified of the 45 centimetre long ‘shell’ found on the side of the road on the main motorway.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad arrived to find the road sweeper and the shell. He told them he thought it looked like a ‘bomb’.

“I saw the item while I was sweeping the road. It looked like a bomb so I called police immediately.”

Police detoured traffic whilst the EOD further inspected the piece of ordinance.

The Senior Sergeant Major from the EOD told The Pattaya News that it was a ‘bullet’ used in powerful explosive devices which can destroy targets within a 30 meter radius.

“This one is very old but might still be active under the right conditions.”

“If anyone sees something similar to these items please call police immediately and stay away from it.”

The EOD squad were unable to provide any more details about on how the shell ended up on the side of a public motorway or if it posed any threat to the passing traffic.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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