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World War II rocket found at England quarry

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On September 23, 2013 @ 3:37 pm In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

Quarry workers discovered a World War II rocket this week at a site in Burgh Castle, England, according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press (EDP) [3].

Kevin Lee, manager of Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd, the company that runs the Welcome Pit quarry where the rocket was found, told EDP the nearly 2-foot-long rocket shell was mixed in with material that was to be processed.

The rocket was found around 8 a.m., and a bomb squad had detonated it by 3 p.m.

Lee told EDP the bomb squad isolated one part of the quarry to carry out a controlled explosion.

“It was a fairly big explosion when they detonated it and the bomb man said it had about 60lbs of explosive in it,” Lee said.


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[3] according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press (EDP): http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bomb_squad_blow_up_second_world_war_rocket_uncovered_in_norfolk_quarry_1_2796822

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