A fully ‘live’ artillery shell found by a neighbour in Hontoba has been deactivated – El Heraldo del Henares

A fully ‘live’ artillery shell found by a neighbour in Hontoba has been deactivated – El Heraldo del Henares
A fully ‘live’ artillery shell found by a neighbour in Hontoba has been deactivated – El Heraldo del Henares

Last Sunday, the Civil Guard deactivated an artillery shell from the Civil War, located by a citizen in a place in the municipality of Hontoba.

A patrol of the Civil Guard went to the place where the body was found. Mondejar who gathered precise information on the state of conservation and characteristics of the artifact, as well as its exact location, determined using geographic coordinates.

He then provided this incident to the Explosive Device Search and Location Team (EBYL) of the Civil Guard Command of Guadalajaraaccording to sources from the Armed Institute in a statement.

After carrying out these actions, the Civil Guard’s Operational Services Center, 062, notified the Explosive Deactivation Service (THREE) based on Valdemoro (Madrid), to take charge of the device.

A team from this Service went to the scene, took charge of the explosive and proceeded to its disposal. controlled explosion in a nearby quarry Located in the municipal district of Loranca de Tajuña since the same It was intact, with all its explosive charge.

Fully ‘active’ projectile

The Civil Guard reminds that, in the event of the appearance of this or any other type of ammunition and/or device, due to its dangerousness, as in this case where it was fully active, The citizen’s actions must be limited to reporting the incident. call the Civil Guard emergency telephone number 062 or the emergency telephone number 112 and mark the area to avoid accidents.

This type of findings are very common in the province of Guadalajara, since due to its proximity to Madrid it was one of the main battle fronts in that fratricidal war.

 
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