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PICTURES: World War II Bomb Exploded
6:01am 8th August 2013
A World War Two bomb uncovered in a field in Cornwall's been blown up.
A navy bomb disposal team from Plymouth blew up the bomb in a controlled explosion where it was found by contractors for South West Water laying a mains in a field near St Eval Kart Circuit.
The unexploded German 50g, two-ft-long device was still live and had to be rendered safe.
An exclusion zone, including a no-fly-area, was enforced on Tuesday night by police. Roads were closed and horses in the field were also removed for their safety.
6.5 tonnes of sandbags were placed in two rings around the bomb in order to protect nearby buildings before it was detonated.
Petty Officer Diver Sid Lawrence said: "This was a very well run operation with several organisations including the water company, builders on the site who discovered the bomb and emergency services, local authorities and the guys who put up the protective works.
"This made our job a lot more straight forward and ensured the safety of the public. This was a live bomb which caused a major hazard. However, after the delicate work needed to disarm the bomb we decided to detonate it on the same site and that went smoothly.''6:01am 8th August 2013
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