Construction workers in Tokyo's Kita Ward found a piece of unexploded ordnance, thought to have been dropped on the capital during World War II, police said Saturday.
The shell was discovered in Akabanekita on Thursdsay by workers at a levee protection construction site on the Shingashi River. TBS reported the shell was 160 cm in length, 60 cm in diameter and weighing a ton. It is believed to have been dropped by the U.S. during World War II.
Police say the bomb has been covered with sandbags by Self-Defence Force personnel and is to be defused and disposed of at a later date.© Japan Today