Saturday, January 11, 2014

A lucky escape

Some people like to keep war relics like the man in nearby San Bartolome who had a bomb by his garage that dated back to the Civil War thirty years ago. He thought that the bomb must be harmless after all this time and just left it there open to the elements.

Last Tuesday,on the advice of a neighbour, he mentioned the fact to local police officers who were on patrol. The Civil Guard were called and they alerted bomb disposal experts who cordoned off the area immediately and wrapped the shell in a protective casing before removing it.

Apparently the bomb still had its explosive charge and could have caused a lot of destruction if it had gone off. 

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