SAF carries out controlled disposal of WW2 bomb at construction site

An unexploded 50kg aerial bomb from World War II found in a construction site along Jiak Kim Street was disposed of onsite by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Monday, November 18. 

Discovered last week on November 12 during excavation works at the site, the war relic was determined by the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team as unsafe to move. An on-site controlled disposal was then planned. 

Before the disposal was carried out, a 200m safety cordon was put in place around the war relic. 

Residents from nearby condominiums Mirage Tower, Rivergate and Tribeca by the Waterfront, were temporarily evacuated from their buildings during the disposal. A portion of the Singapore River, as well as several roads, were closed during the disposal period, according to media reports.

The Singapore Armed Forces has posted on their Facebook page an exciting time lapse video of the entire process. Watch it below: