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WWII-era bombs found in SC neighborhood

May 12, 2010 6:46:00 AM - thestate.com
Ten homes were evacuated after two World War II-era bombs were found in a South Carolina neighborhood.

Multiple media outlets reported the bombs were found by a man digging in his yard Tuesday afternoon northeast of Columbia.

Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Monique Mack says the department's bomb squad found one of the 250-pound bombs had a small explosive charge still attached.

Mack says the homes were evacuated for several hours. The bombs were taken to a vacant lot and destroyed.

Mack says the bomb squad is called out several times a year to dispose of old military ordinance. What were then rural parts of Richland County were used for military training during World War II.

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