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Officials seen on video detonating World War Two bomb recently discovered near Tokyo train station

By Mason White 6:13 PM June 5, 2013
World War Two bomb exploding in Tokyo 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Japanese officials were seen on video detonating a World War Two bomb recently discovered near a Tokyo train station, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Train service was temporarily interrupted in Tokyo on Tuesday after the unexploded bomb from World War Two was discovered at a construction site in the busy capital of the country.

A total of 150 train services, including 53 Shinkansen bullet train services were affected, a spokesperson for East Japan Railway said, adding that 90,000 people were affected.

Japan’s Self-Defense Force was called in to safely detonate the bomb, which is believed to have belonged to the imperial forces of Japan. The 40 centimeter or 16-inch rusty shell, was found during the excavation at the construction site.

Finding unexploded missiles and bombs are not uncommon in the cities of Japan, which were heavily bombed by the U.S. during the Second World War.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view