PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Six vintage bombs turned-over to army explosive expertsby Merlito G. Edale, Jr.
GAMU, Isabela, January 24 (PIA) -- Six pieces of vintage bombs dug at barangay San Fermin, Cauayan City were turned-over yesterday by the Cauayan City Police Office (CCPO) to the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army camp based in this second district Isabela town.
CCPO Information Officer Police Chief Inspector Saturnino Sagucio said the six vintage bombs are believed to have been used as explosives during World War II and left unnoticed by former soldiers during the war.
Sagucio said the six vintage bombs were sold to a junk shop in the city and the junk shop owner immediately reported to the police.
The police then responded and found out that the six objects are vintage bombs and immediately reported to the 5IDs explosive and ordinance division.
“These bombs can still explode and can cause damages to human life and properties if not properly disposed,” Sagucio said.
Sagucio urged junk shop owners to be vigilant and report to the police any suspicious materials that are sold to them.
He said vintage bombs may not be as powerful as the new bombs but if people are not aware of their characteristics and properties, these vintage bombs may explode accidentally.
Sagucio reiterated his call to Cauayenos to report to the police or barangay officials any unfamiliar objects found or dug in their respective places to avoid untoward incidents. (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)