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Army called in after old grenade found in building work on Cork home

The Defence Forces said the grenade dates back to the 20th century but was still considered dangerous.

Image: Bert Peers via Flickr

AN ARMY BOMB disposal team today rendered safe a viable historic grenade which was found during building works at a private residence in Mallow, Cork, this afternoon.

Gardaí called in the team after the corroded grenade was found by a member of the public. It is thought that the Mills Type grenade dated from the early 20th century but did still contain explosive content and was considered dangerous.

The area was cordoned off by gardaí and some road closures were put in place. The bomb disposal team arrived on scene at around 4pm and removed the grenade to a nearby green area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe just before 5pm.

Last year the Defence Forces dealt with 35 such historical munitions such as this one.

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