A war relic was found at a construction site along Telok Blangah St 31 on Wednesday (Oct 15) evening. Police said they received a call at 7pm.The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Chemical, Biological, Radiogical and Explosive Defence (CBRE) unit was seen at the site on Thursday, and removed the relic for safe disposal. Channel NewsAsia's cameras caught the detonation at around 2pm. Police said no danger was posed to the public.
The SAF posted video on Facebook of their bomb disposal experts in action. It said the relic was a fused and fired 50kg World War II aerial bomb. After assessments, the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team decided it needed to be disposed onsite, and worked overnight for the operation.
Mr Eugene Yeo, who lives nearby, identified the construction site as that for a new Housing Development Board Build-to-Order project Telok Blangah ParcView.
He said there was a huge commotion with military trucks and fire engines driving past on Thursday (Oct 16) morning. He sent pictures of the operation - which he said, lasted the whole morning. He also said police officers went door-to-door to inform residents of the impending detonation.