A dud bomb dropped by the invading Japanese planes about 60 years ago during World War II was recently discovered in Liangping County in this municipality, southwest China.
The bomb, which was excavated by a driller at a construction site early last week, is 70 centimeters long and 21 centimeters in diameter, and weighs 35 kilograms.
Hurrying to the site, the local police confirmed after careful examination that it is a bomb that was dropped by the Japanese air force during the wartime.
The bomb has been handed over to the county's cultural relics bureau to keep as evidence of the Japanese aggression against China.
During the five and a half-year period between 1938 and August 1943, the Japanese air force bombarded Chongqing, then China's wartime capital, in more than 200 sorties, causing great casualties and property destruction.
Some local elders recalled the Japanese warplanes bombed the county twice in 1942.
It is the second time this year that Japanese bombs were discovered in the county. Those found in July have been destroyed by the local police, according to sources.
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