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Second World War grenade discovered in Versoix

Local News // Sept. 8, 2016
Second World War grenade discovered in Versoix

A grenade from the Second World War that was discovered by a walker on Sunday afternoon near a riverbed in Versoix, has been neutralised by the bomb squad.

Geneva police have posted pictures on their Facebook page of the NEDEX (Neutralisation Enlèvement Détection Engins EXplosifs ) team working to remove the bomb.

The bomb, identified as a French offensive hand grenade ( OF 37 ) was destroyed by an explosive and the debris were removed.

The operation also involved four Fire and Rescue Service officers, a French gendarmerie patrol and a patrol of Swiss border guards.

Jean-Philippe Brandt, from Geneva police says "I believe that this is the first time that we have dealt with a grenade from that time." He advised that "If you come across an explosive device, even if it looks fake, do not touch it and call 117 immediately."

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