100kg World War II aerial bomb to be detonated in Singapore today
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will carry out an on-site controlled disposal of a 100kg World War II aerial bomb today.
The controlled disposal of the war relic will take place at a construction site along Upper Bukit Timah Road between 8am and 7pm, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on its website.
According to SPF, it was informed of a war relic discovered at a construction site along Upper Bukit Timah Road during excavation works on Sept 20 at 11.57am.
SPF said the SAF EOD has determined that the war relic is a 100kg World War II aerial bomb and assessed that it is unsafe to move it, and therefore it must be disposed of on-site.
For the safety of the public, the Police will place a 200-metre cordon around the war relic during this period and road closure will also be imposed at the vicinity from 11 am.
The public will be alerted when roads are re-opened and it is safe to resume normal activities in the area, said the statement.
SPF has engaged affected residents and other stakeholders and shophouses along Upper Bukit Timah Road, as well as the management of Greenridge Secondary School.
"They will have to temporarily vacate their buildings during the controlled disposal operation,” it said.
SPF also advised the public not to be alarmed by the loud sound caused by the controlled disposal of the war relic.
During the road closures, access will only be granted to Police, SAF, emergency and authorised vehicles.
SPF said it is working closely with the relevant authorities and the SAF EOD officers to ensure that the controlled disposal of the war relic will be carried out safely. - BERNAMA