Mortar of Dutch era Was Found Under the Rejotangan Railway Bridge

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NUSADAILY.COM – TULUNGAGUNG – I don’t know what’s in the mind of Bluri (41), a junk-seeker from Bakalan Village, Srengat District, Blitar Regency. Who deliberately lifted mortars weighing more than 100 kilograms from the water, on Monday, July 27 afternoon.

When met by Nusadaily.com, Bluri said that he did not think that the iron weighing around 100 kilograms was a mortar from the Dutch era.

As usual, he tried to find scrap metal in the river under the railroad bridge in the Nguri district, Rejotangan District. Then he felt there was a smooth iron. Then without thinking, he immediately dived and picked it up.

“I dive as usual, always groping how fine it is. Usually the iron is why I immediately raise it, “he said.

Arriving on land, he realized that the iron he had touched had a shape similar to a mortar type bomb. Complete with a fan blades on the back. Immediately, he moved away and preached the findings to his friends.

“When I was there, I was shocked like a bomb. I immediately informed friends and reported to the Blitar police, then to Rejotangan Police Station Tulungagung, “he said.

Following up on these findings, Rejotangan Police Chief, Iptu Heru Poerwanto said, his party immediately coordinated with Jibom Brimob Kediri to evacuate him.

“We got information from Blitar Police. Then we coordinate with Jibom Brimob Kediri for evacuation, “he explained.

Heri explained that the physical mortar was 103 centimeters long and 70 centimeters in diameter. The condition is rusty and there is some river waste involving the mortar.

“Measuring 103 centimeters in length and 70 centimeters in diameter. Its weight is predicted to be more than 100 kilograms, “he said.

Towards night, the Jibom Brimob Kediri team came to the scene to evacuate the mortar. It takes approximately 30 minutes to evacuate the mortar using complete equipment.

Exploding Failure
Member of the Jibom Kompi I C Brimob Kediri team, Ipda Abdul Rois, who led the evacuation, said the mortars were predicted to come from the Dutch colonial era. The possibility of the mortar failed to explode despite being dropped by a bomber from close range.

“The condition is still active, but the trigger on the front is gone, if you want to reactivate it will be triggered again, with this condition it is safe to be evacuated with the equipment we have,” he concluded. (fim / top)