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World War II bomb discovered near Lumby

Courtesy: North Okanagan RCMP

NEAR LUMBY, B.C. —  A decades old unexploded bomb was discovered on a rural forest service road near Lumby Thursday. RCMP believe it’s a Japanese balloon bomb dropped during World War II.

“During the Second World War the Japanese conceived the idea of fashioning incendiary bombs and attaching these to balloons which were released with easterly wintertime jet stream winds above 30,000 feet to float 5,000 miles across the north Pacific,” says RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

A bomb squad has been called in to unearth the relic and the hope is to donate parts of the artifact to the Lumby Museum.

Courtesy: North Okanagan RCMP
Courtesy: North Okanagan RCMP
Courtesy: North Okanagan RCMP
Courtesy: North Okanagan RCMP
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