Pinoy Engineer Dies As He Tried to Open Large WW2-Era Bomb
A Pinoy engineer identified as Vincent Claus Degula after a large World War II-era bomb explodes as he tried to open it.
On Wednesday (March 4, 2020), Police Lt. Col. Marvin Duadua, chief of the Polomolok municipal police reported that Degula was trying to cut the bomb at the house of his friend in Maligo in Polomolok town in South Cotabato when it suddenly explodes.
Degula, who is working as a civil engineer found the bomb in a village where he is supervising an infrastructure project. He brought it to the house of his friend Joseph Namion, a mechanic who had power tools.
The engineer borrowed his friend’s steel cutter to open the bomb. Namion warned Degula not to use the power tools to open the explosive but he refused to listen and start to cut the bomb into pieces.
Unfortunately, Degula’s activity causes a loud explosion that caused panic to the residents of Barangay Maligo. His body was almost beyond recognition after the incident.
Police authorities and military personnel should be contacted for the disposal of unexploded items that usually found in construction sites.
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