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World War II relic found near Outram Park MRT station

Construction workers find a World War II hand grenade hidden in a tree near Outram Park MRT station. 

SINGAPORE: They were drawn to the sight of a heart-shaped tree stump, but what they found next, was nothing short of heart-pounding. A few construction workers were resting near a tree close to Outram Park MRT station on Thursday (June 5) when they noticed this "heart". 


(Heart-shaped tree stump. Credit: The Singapore Army's Facebook) 

On closer inspection, they discovered a war relic, nestled in a crevice between two branches.


(World War II hand grenade. Credit: The Singapore Army's Facebook) 

A post on the Singapore Army Facebook page says the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) called in to investigate, found the device to be a World War II hand grenade. With a police security cordon in place, they worked through the night to dispose of the bomb.


(Police cordon around the war relic. Credit: The Singapore Army's Facebook) 

The war relic was successfully disposed of at 12:45am on Friday. 


(The EOD team working to dispose of the grenade. Credit: The Singapore Army's Facebook) 

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