Environment & Health Hong Kong

Suspected WWII bomb found at Queen Mary Hospital as area evacuated

A suspected World War II bomb was found at a Queen Mary Hospital construction site at around 4pm on Tuesday.

A bomb was found at Queen Mary Hospital

A bomb was found at Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Apple Daily.

Around 50 workers were evacuated and the surrounding area in Pokfulam was sealed off. Only emergency vehicles were allowed within a 100 metre radius of the site.

Ms Chan, a site clerk at the scene, told Apple Daily that workers had been digging and found the suspected explosive, which was the size of a human arm.

A spokesperson for Queen Mary Hospital said that services at the hospital and ambulances were not affected. However, office buildings in the vicinity and a hostel for nurses were required to evacuate.

Police are investigating.

queen mary hospital

Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Apple Daily.

The redevelopment plan for Queen Mary Hospital was approved by the government in 2012. The works started in 2014.

Suspected WWII bomb found at Queen Mary Hospital as area evacuated