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The Civil Guard disables an artillery shell from the Civil War (20/03/2015)

The artifact kept intact the explosive charge

If citizens find artifacts recommend a simple protocol: NO TOUCH, NO MOVE, SIGNALLING and NOTIFY to 062

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia, thanks to the cooperation of citizens, has located an artillery shell, found in a mountain area of ​​La Union, which has been removed and destroyed immediately.

On Wednesday, the 18th, policemen Group EOD (GEDEX) of the Region of Murcia received a warning by the finding of an artillery shell in the hamlet La Atalaya in the municipality of La Union.

The warning came from a neighbor who had found in a mountain area.

Effective from GEDEX found that it was an artillery shell, 75 mm.

from the Civil War lacking part of the fuze, but maintaining its payload intact, so to be unstable and potentially dangerous material handling may have caused activation.

The Civil Guard removed the device and proceeded to its destruction in a security zone enabled for this purpose in the vicinity of their discovery.

Citizen collaboration

In these situations, the cooperation of citizens is key to locating artifacts, and avoid manipulation and subsequent crash, so they can finally be guarded and destroyed with the required safety measures.

Safety Recommendations

In the case of being faced an abandoned object that can be suspected of being explosive, incendiary or pyrotechnic, the Civil Guard recommends citizenship follow these instructions:

- Do not touch or move the object.

- Immediately call emergency telephone Civil Guard: 062.

- If possible, stay in the vicinity of the place until the arrival of the Security Forces.

Otherwise signaled the area or provide coordinates through a program or application of GPS location, very common today in some mobile phones.

Any kind of manipulation could have fatal consequences.

The Civil Guard has resolved cases in which citizens locating old ordnance, move them to their homes, as a decorative object, which carries a high risk to themselves and their families and neighbors, so it is recommended to follow security protocol previously exposed.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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