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Is it ordnance? Isle of Man residents aren't taking the risk

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Isle of Man citizens aren’t taking the risk with a suspicious item that has been unearthed during building works…

Is it ordnance? Isle of Man residents aren’t taking the risk

Isle of Man citizens aren’t taking the risk with a suspicious item that has been unearthed during building works…

The item was uncovered at Middle Farm industrial estate in Braddan on Friday 5th November at 12:30pm.

The police were notified, and they have called in bomb experts as a precaution.  Experts will arrive on the island on Tuesday 10th November to identify the ordnance. 

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the explosive ordnance experts will be given the status of key workers and permitted entry to the island.

Until then, the area has been cordoned off and an exclusion zone has been set up around the area.  This will ensure the safety of the community.

The island was not a target for raids in WWII, but bombs were dropped on it occassionally.  Sometimes accidentally, and sometimes if pilots needed to shed some weight to maximise their fuel to return home. 

This isn’t the first time ordnance has been found on the Isle of Man, so although the status of the item has yet to be confirmed, residents aren’t taking any chances.

At SafeLane Global we commend the Isle of Man for approaching the device with the needed caution.  Our research team is following the story closely for updates…

 

 

 

 

 

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