Solomon Island Police Clear UXO from World War II


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(SIBC) The Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department (EODD) successfully demolished over 700 World War 2 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in a 12-day operation in the Western province. The EODD team, led by Supervising Police Commissioner Vaevaso, responded to various reports, ensuring the safe recovery and destruction of the dangerous remnants. Acknowledging community support, particularly around the Munda area, Mr. Vaevaso urged residents to report any remaining UXOs in the Western province to the EODD or local police. Despite their efforts, UXOs still pose a threat in many areas of the Solomon Islands, emphasizing the ongoing need for vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement.

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Published: Friday, March 8, 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2024

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