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Two World War I hand grenades found inside potato processing machine

A company employee found them while washing vegetables from the north of France

Two World War I Hand Grenades Found Inside Potato Processing MachineGrenades were found inside a food processing machine. Photo: National Police

Agents of Grenada’s National Police have defused two World War I military explosive devices that an employee of a food company found inside a food processing machine after receiving a consignment of potatoes coming from France.

The discovery took place in the afternoon when Cimacc-091 agents received a call relating to the discovery of two hand grenades in one of the food processing machines of a company located in an industrial estate in Granada, as reported by Bodi Police in a press . release.

At the request of the special TEDx-NRBQ police officers from the Eastern Andalusia Police Headquarters, the staff on site carried out the first assessment, adopting security measures around explosive objects.

After a first inspection by TEDAX-NRBQ, adopting appropriate security measures and using means of characterization, they verified that they were two artifacts of a military nature, a defensive grenade of German origin and another grenade of British fragmentation Included. Both with obvious signs of corrosion, which led to their immediate protection.

He then carried out a more detailed analysis of the artefacts, identifying them as military material used in World War I and, given their poor state of conservation, transferred them for neutralisation.

The artifact apparently arrived from France among a batch of potatoes, and its presence was noticed by a worker as it went through the washing process.

The town from which the consignment of vegetables came is located in the north of France close to the site where British and French forces faced German troops during World War I (1914–1918).

The National Police warned that the discovery of any explosive device should be immediately brought to the attention of the Security Forces and the Corps, at all times avoiding any manipulation, given that they retain their explosive charge despite the passage of time. Can and consequently its harmful potential.

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