A part of Flamenco Beach in snake It was closed this morning so federal and state officials could detonate an explosive device found in the area two days ago.
Mayor of Island Municipality, edilberto romeroexplained to new day It is believed to be a “large explosive projectile” that is believed to have been brought to the surface by waves recorded in the region last week.
For his part, the Director of the Police Explosives Division, ismail cartagenaspecified that It is “a military weapon of about 18 to 24 inches long and five to six inches in circumference (width)”.,
The weapons were found last Tuesday by a tourist near the area of a military tank. The man alerted the authorities to a strange object that looked like a projectile. Agents from the above division reviewed the object and, in turn, alerted United States Army federal officials and equipment experts, who confirmed that it was an explosive.
“It’s an explosive that was found two to three days ago, but it’s not going to explode as of today, because it was necessary for federal officials to arrive. The area was guarded. Today he arrived and went to the army to detonate the device.” are in the private sector of the Corps of Engineers”Romero said by telephone.
“The area is closed and no one can be there. But we advise people not to go to the beach till the work is done. For visitors, please remember that you should always call the authorities if you see anything strange. Artifacts have been found in many places here in Culebra and they can continue to be found, so they have to be taken with care.
Cartagena indicated that the eruption would occur in a controlled manner around 3:00 this Saturday afternoon.
He surmised that any visitor or resident on the island would be able to hear the “explosion”. However, he said it would be “controlled” and that the island should not be a matter of concern to the people of the municipality.
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