AN OLD bomb splinter covered with rust was found by workers at a construction site in Kaytumati Township in Taungoo of Bago Region on 25 February, when they dug the earth for drain.
The plantain bud-shaped bomb splinter was discovered in the north-east of the project area to establish a Sitagu Buddha College in Minswegyi Ward in the township at around 12.10 p.m. on that day.
The ward administrator informed it to the township police.
Then the police handed it over to the local battlefield engineering battalion.
According to police investigation, the bomb splinter is 11 inches long and 10 inches in diameter, and it is believed to be manufactured during the WWII.
Ko Lwin (Swa)