WWII Bombs Discovered in Neighborhood

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Residents who live in The Summit in Northeast Richland County are breathing a sigh of relief, after authorities discover two bombs and destroy them. Responding to the discovery of two World War II practice bombs found by a construction worker in Northeast Richland County, bomb squad deputies worked for nearly two hours to safely destroy the weapons Monday. Officials with the subdivision’s homeowners association say the discovery of buried bombs is nothing new, since the area once served as a practice military bombing area. However, they treat each instance as if it could be dangerous. Construction crews say they did find the wings to a third explosive, which means more bombs could still be underground near the 2,200 home community. But officials say, at this time, there is no cause for concern.

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