Another Bomb Picked At Beit Bridge

BY REX MPHISA

ANOTHER Bomb,  the second one this month, was during the week picked up close to  a security checkpoint at the northern tip of Beit bridge.

The Army’s bomb disposal unit detonated the bomb with no incident, according to police at Beitbridge.

“It was an old 60 mm bomb which must have been left long back or could have been washed up by the river. Army engineers were called and they detonated the bomb,” the officer commanding Beitbridge Police District Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo said.

The bomb was old and may have been misplaced at the site or washed up by the seasonal Limpopo River which started flowing this week.

It was found near a site where servicemen from the Zimbabwe National Army and Support Unit police officers posted to guard the bridge camp.

This is the second bomb to be found in Beitbridge this month.
 
A Chaswingo villager Realise Mpofu was blown to smithereens when he tried to crack a 60mm propeller mortar bomb he picked at the beginning of the month.

The bomb also killed his seven year old son
and injured his other five year old daughter.

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