JAMAICA: World War II bomb found in Mandeville


JAMAICA OBSERVER: Head of the Manchester Police, Superintendent Lloyd Darby has confirmed that a bomb that dates back to World War II was found on Newleigh Close in Mandeville on Tuesday.

The bomb, which was buried, was found during excavation work by a construction crew while building a fish pond.


Darby said the police were called to the construction site about 1:00 pm following the discovery.


He said the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Bomb Unit were called in.


“It was dug up and the police were summoned. We (then) summoned the JDF. A bomb expert team came and they retrieved the object,” he said.


“It is not a current thing it is surmised to be a bomb from World War II days,” he added.


The bomb was reportedly safely detonated in Clarendon.

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