Decades after the mayhem created by World War I, the Hong Kong police have found German-made grenade on Saturday morning. The device cropped up in a shipment of imported potatoes at a local potato chip factory. Within no time it was found, the police have destroyed the grenade.
We detonated a German made WW1 hand grenade earlier this afternoon.
— Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) February 2, 2019
The authorities revealed that the found grenade was caked with mud and dirt. The Hong Kong police said they used a “high-pressure water firing technique” to safely detonate the weapon.
The military historian Dave Macri said that the grenade had likely been dug up by accident by potato harvesters in France.
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“If it was covered in mud, the grenade was likely to have been left behind, dropped by soldiers there during the war, or left there after it was thrown” by enemies, Macri said.