The continual problem with unexploded World War 2 bombs slows down any major construction site that requires excavation.
Police set up a cordon at a landfill off Wan Po Road in Tseung Kwan O on Friday (3rd Aug), after a bomb was found on a worksite in the area.
The bomb squad conducted a detonation shortly before 1800 hours.
According to a witness, more than ten police vehicles, five or six fire trucks and several ambulances were in attendance.
Nearly 100 people from the area were evacuated to a safe location, according to the witness.
The paper reported that workers found the explosive while digging up sand to be sent to a barge destined for the construction of the third runway at the Hong Kong International Airport.
A dump truck driver said that the police asked workers to drive dump trucks away from the area as they believed it was a genuine bomb.
A representative from the Hong Kong Dumper Truck Drivers Association said that the bomb was found in a public filling area managed by the CEDD. Fill banks are where materials such as construction debris, rubble, earth and concrete suitable for land reclamation are stored.
In May, hundreds were evacuated from Wan Chai after a World War II-era bomb was discovered at a construction site.
Image shows an unexploded World War 2 Bomb.