Hikers Find Live Nazi Grenade From World War II Near Swedish Ski Resort
The German grenade, measuring 33 centimetres long and eight centimetres in diameter, was found between two stones, right on the border between Sweden and Norway, national broadcaster SVT reported. Police and military specialists were immediately summoned after the hikers' alarm.
“We blew it up on the spot, there is no reason to take any risks. It was live and fully loaded,” Captain Robert Eriksson of the Swedish Armed Forces group for explosive ordnance disposal said.
“It was a real bang, but afterwards you don't notice much”, he said. “It is always difficult with old, environmentally impacted ammunition that has been lying around for so long, you don't know how sensitive it is,” Eriksson said.