ANOTHER UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB UNCOVERED IN NAURU FAMILY CAMP 0

Refugee Action Coalition

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ANOTHER UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB UNCOVERED IN NAURU FAMILY CAMP

The family camp on Nauru, RPC 3, was evacuated late this afternoon
around 5pm, after an unexploded World War II ‘bomb’ was uncovered in
the area.

It is believed that the bomb was uncovered in the building site of the
family camp where prefabricated buildings are being erected.

An unexploded Howitzer artillery shell was found in the family camp
after heavy rain in April 2014. Although the exact nature of the
uncovered ordnance was not known, the Refugee Action Coalition was
told, “It was a big one.”

The discovery of the bomb has renewed fears that the site of the
family camp has not been properly assessed for unexploded ordnance.

For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713