19/08/2023 Isole Salomone, Guadalcanal, Honiara
“If you ever come across anything suspicious like this item, please do not pick it up, contact your local law and/or enforcement agency for assistance”.
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team is conducting a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek area east of Honiara today. The Officer In-charge, Inspector Clifford Tunuki, said the Hells Point Demolition Range in Central Guadalcanal will be active through to 1pm local time. Inspector Tunuki has warned “farmers, fishermen, hunters and the general public in and around Henderson area, Alligator Creek and Tenaru School to keep out from Hells Point while the Operation is in progress. Safe evacuations of people and road blocks will be enforced within these areas from East Henderson to Tenaru school bus stop,” Inspector Tunuki said. This is our normal weekly EOD task aimed to reduce the number of Unexploded Ordnances stored at the site to a minimum level. Coordination of firing of each serial will be carried out during this operation from the actual times of the demolition and completion time,” he said. He said after “thorough consultation with the landowners” the bomb will be destroyed on the current site. It is urged that our local communities within the mentioned areas to cooperate with your Police so that the bomb can be safely destroyed in a timely manner. The Air Traffic Control Tower at the Honiara International Airport will coordinate the firing. EOD operators will be posted at the control tower during this operation from the actual time of the demolition,” he added.
If you find anything that appears to be an explosive device, do not touch it, leave it where it is and call the police. We will contact the appropriate agencies to properly dispose of the item.
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