Mortar shell and 5 bullet shells from WWII found in Tai Tam Country Park


    27th January 2021 – (Hong Kong) At 11.52am this morning (27th), a 54-year-old male foreigner was hiking in Tai Tam Country Park, he found a batch of munitions in a stream near Hong Kong Parkview. They suspected to be leftover from the Second World War. He call the police for help.

    After receiving the report, the police cordoned off the area of ​​the scene. Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Division (EOD) and firefighters were deployed to the scene. After a preliminary inspection, the ammunition was believed to be a mortar shell and 5 bullet shells commonly used by the Japanese during the Second World War.

    At about 2pm, the shell was detonated at the scene, and the bullet shells were also destroyed. No one was evacuated during the incident and no one was injured.

    On 21st October last year, a hiker found a batch of about 400 WWII bullet shells at a hillside location. In addition, On the 20th March 2020, 5 suspected wartime grenades were also discovered in Tai Tam country park.