Over 700 rounds of World War II ammunition were found on one of the private plots in Wieliczka (Małopolskie Voivodeship). An excavator operator came across unexploded ordnance during construction work.
Police officers from Wieliczka received a report on Monday (24.04) about finding unexploded ordnance on a private plot in Wieliczka near Kraków. Police officers were dispatched to the site to secure the find.
Police: the missiles were discovered by an excavator operator
As the junior inspector Sebastian Gleń, press officer of the Lesser Poland police, informed in the communiqué, the unexploded ordnance was discovered by an excavator operator during construction works.
– The policemen secured the place where the shells were found until yesterday, when in the morning the sapper patrol started operations, which ended after 1 p.m. In total, the sappers secured over 700 rounds of ammunition from the Second World War – Gleń said on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Lesser Poland police appealed to inform the police immediately if unexploded ordnance is found.
– Do not touch or move the unexploded ordnance to another place. It is also important to secure the site of the find until the arrival of the appropriate services and prevent other people unaware of the threat from putting themselves in danger – noted the officer.
Main photo source: Lesser Poland Police