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Third 250kg war-time era bomb found during construction work at Dhaka Airport

The first two were also found in the same location

Update : 19 Dec 2020, 05:56 PM

Another wartime bomb, weighing about 250kg, has been found while excavating for the construction of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

According to a press release, while piling at the construction site of the third terminal of the airport at 10:50am on Saturday, the workers found another general purpose (GP) bomb.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate published the press release in this regard which said the authorities of Air Force Bangabandhu Base Bomb Disposal Unit rushed to the spot and defused the bomb.


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Later, the bomb was carefully carried to a safe place for demolition.

Bomb experts are speculating that this bomb was dropped to the ground during the Liberation War of 1971.

The scene of the third terminal which is outside the main airport area, is now safe.


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On December 9, the first wartime bomb was found about three metres deep in the ground at the construction site of the third terminal of the airport.

On December 14, another wartime bomb was found about 10ft deep in the ground at the construction site.

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