Dozen WWII bombs found in Galapagos Islands

October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Galapagos Islands, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Galapagos Island local government has announced that its fishermen have found a dozen War World II bombs on the Island.

The announcement was made on Tuesday after the fishermen found the bombs on the Bartolome Island. The Bartolome Island is among the Galapagos Island group. The United States had a military base on one of the Islands, Baltra Island during the

Second World War. The Islands are part of Ecuador and the American base there during the Second World War was believed to be strategic because of the location of the Islands.

The navy in Ecuador was informed of the bombs and officials revealed that the bombs did not pose any danger to the public. The chief of operations for Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island said that, “This military equipment that was found dates from the Second World War and was buried. It was not in sight of the beaches, nor close to them”.

The authorities on the Islands have revealed that they will make a thorough search on the Islands to ensure that they rid the Island of all World War II bombs that may be on the Islands. The Islands depend heavily on its tourism revenue. Millions of tourists visit the Islands annually thanks to its many native species. Among the list of people that has been on the Island before is British evolutionist Charles Darwin who made his famous evolution theory after studying the wildlife at the Islands.

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