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Mortar bombs in scrap end up in Bhakra Canal

Steel News - Published on Mon, 14 Jan 2019

Image Source: Times of India
Times Of India reported that mortar bombs loaded with TNT explosives which were transported to Mandi Gobindgarh steel industry as scrap from war-torn countries, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, have ended up in the Bhakra Canal in Sirhind. According to experts, these bombs can explode and cause devastation if attached with detonators. However, the authorities are yet to find out a suitable solution to dispose of these bombs which have been dumped in huge quantities at five spots in the canal, which are adjacent to bridges. These mortar bombs were first discovered in the canal by divers in 2003. The TOI team along with divers that visited the canal found live mortar bombs in the Bhakra Main Line and its distributary- the Narwana Branch in the district. At one location, barely 100 meters from the floating restaurant where the Indo-Pak bus takes a routine halt, a diver found a “15 feet high” heap of bombs.

Mr Sadiq claimed that bombs were scattered all over the canal bed between the twin bridges on NH 44 near the floating restaurant and the railway bridge near Shezdpur village upstream the canal. The locations include the newly constructed bridge near Tarkhan Majra village on Sirhindi-Bhadson road, on both sides of the twin bridges near the floating restaurant, near Sanudha head and under the railway track near Shezdpur village upstream of Bhakra Canal from the floating restaurant.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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