Two days, two dangerous finds in one province. An anti-tank warhead from World War II was found by workers during work on the fence in the area of the Voluntary Labor Corps in Tarnów (Małopolskie Voivodeship). A day later, in the center of Świątniki Górne near Kraków, an excavator operator dug up an artillery shell.
On Wednesday before noon, workers carrying out renovation works on the fence of the Center for Training and Education of the Voluntary Labor Corps unearthed an object that resembled a metal cone in shape. Concerned about the unusual find, they informed the police about the case. It turned out to be an explosion.
Police: unexploded ordnance in Tarnów secured on the same day
The police officers sent to the site identified the find as an anti-tank missile warhead with combat characteristics from World War II. The area of the find was secured, and the school management decided to shorten the lessons for the students.
The sapper patrol from Rzeszów was informed about the unexploded bomb. – The soldiers came to Tarnów on the same day to neutralize the threat. In the afternoon, military sappers checked the area where the anti-tank warhead was found and did not find any other dangerous items, junior inspector Sebastian Gleń, press officer of the Lesser Poland police, informed in a press release.
The unexploded ordnance was transported and then destroyed on a military training ground.
Artillery shell in the city center
The next day, on Thursday, police officers in Świątniki Górne near Kraków received a report similar to the one in Tarnów. In the center of this village, an excavator operator dug up another unexploded ordnance from the ground. It turned out to be an artillery shell without an impact fuse from World War II. The find was 30 centimeters long and 80 millimeters in diameter.
– Military sappers were called to the site, who took over the unexploded ordnance in order to neutralize it – informed Gleń.
The police officer appealed for extreme caution during spring walks in the forest, work in allotment gardens or in the field. – When encountering an object that may resemble an unexploded ordnance, it is mandatory to mark such a place and immediately inform the policemen who, after recognizing the object, will decide how the threat will be removed – reminded the spokesman.
Main photo source: Lesser Poland Police