​World War II Bomb Tokyo Found Near Busy Train District​​

A World War II era bomb was found at a large construction site near a busy train station in Tokyo, and it took 10 feet of sand bags and a detonator to remove the object.

The bomb shell was about 1 foot long and possibly from an Imperial Army anti-aircraft gun.

All shops were closed and traffic on commuter trains and a bullet train line were halted in the morning as Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force worked to wall in the bomb with sand bags.

While no residents live within 300 feet of the bomb, an evacuation of the station and shopping area near the station was still required. The news of the WW2 explosive surprised locals and forced them to work around the restrictions.

The bomb was detonated at four minutes to noon (0256 GMT) with local media saying the explosion could be heard across the city.

A large amount of unexploded ordnance is still found in Tokyo and other areas that were heavily bombed before Japan’s 1945 surrender ended World War II.

Most of the duds were dropped by the United States, but some were buried or lost by the Japanese military as well.