World War II shells found in NE China

HARBIN: Locals have found 32 shells left by the invading Japanese troops during World War II at two separate sites in Heihe, a China-Russia border city in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, authorities said on Saturday.
Workers from Yongfeng Village of Nenjiang City, governed by Heihe, found 16 shells when they were working on a tap water project on Monday, and reported it to the local police. The rusty shells measured 30 cm long and 8 cm in diameter.
In a separate incident, residents of Dawusili Village in Heihe’s Aihui District found multiple shells when they were fishing along a river on Thursday. Local police rushed to the site and found a total of 16 shells. Police said that days of rainstorms caused flash floods in the vicinity, which could have brought the shells to light. – Agencies