January 18, 2013

Hiker stumbles across a unique item while hiking near Hong Kong

English: Photo of Mount Davis
Mt. Davis
Here’s one for the “You Never Know What You May Come Across on a Trail” file. A hiker walking a trail in Hong Kong spotted something peculiar Friday - an unexploded World War II-era artillery shell.

Officers evacuated 22 people from a nearby hostel and cordoned off the area after the expatriate hiker discovered the Japanese artillery shell on Mount Davis at the western edge of the Hong Kong island.

Television news footage showed a large dark green metal object protruding from the muddy ground amidst dense tree coverage.

Last year hundreds of people were evacuated by police when a British artillery shell was found in Hong Kong, which was the scene of fierce fighting between Japanese and British allied forces in 1941.

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