An excavator operator working on Kolejowa Street in Wola experienced moments of terror. At some point, the spoon caught on a metal object. It turned out that they were two artillery shells from World War II.
Several minutes before 9 a.m. on Monday, October 23, city guards received an alarming call from Kolejowa Street. During earthworks carried out next to the road, the excavator’s bucket hit a metal object.
– Fortunately, the machine operator did not try to dig any further. When he and his friend looked into the almost 2-meter-deep hole, shivers ran down their spines. There were two shells from World War II lying in the pit, the guards said.
A patrol of guards was called to the site, secured the area and notified the police and sappers. Just before 1 p.m. sappers from Kazuń arrived. On their orders, Kolejowa Street was completely closed to traffic for a large part. The unexploded ordnance was carefully placed in a vehicle adapted to transport it and transported to the training ground, where it will be neutralized. Traffic on Kolejowa was restored around 1:30 p.m.
Main photo source: Warsaw City Guard