The family camp on Nauru, RPC 3, was evacuated late this afternoon around 5pm, after an unexploded World War II ‘bomb’ was uncovered in the area.
It is believed that the bomb was uncovered in the building site of the family camp where prefabricated buildings are being erected.
An unexploded Howitzer artillery shell was found in the family camp after heavy rain in April 2014. Although the exact nature of the uncovered ordnance was not known, the Refugee Action Coalition was told, “It was a big one.”
The discovery of the bomb has renewed fears that the site of the family camp has not been properly assessed for unexploded ordnance.
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