SINGAPORE: A war relic was found on Tuesday (Jul 23) at a construction site at 60 Geylang Lorong 23, near Aljunied MRT station.
It was discovered by an excavator operator at about 9.30am, said Mr Subari, safety officer of Trust Build Engineering & Construction.
Mr Subari told reporters that the Singapore Armed Forces' Explosive Ordnance Disposal team has determined that the war relic is not live. It had not been removed when reporters visited the site at about 2pm.
Contractors have been instructed to engage a licensed third-party contractor to remove the relic, he added.
Reporters has contacted the police for more information.
An eyewitness who did not want to be named told reporters that he saw parts of the area cordoned off when he was there around 1.15pm.
"They had cordoned off the Opp (sic) Aljuned Station bus stop and the walkways under the MRT tracks," he said. "The only thing the police mentioned is that one of the buildings, the Work+Store building, had been evacuated."
"An aunty was saying she needed to walk through the walkway to a building, then the officer pointed and said, 'This building?'"
The police officer said the building had been evacuated, he added.