Solomon Islands: Explosion kills British and Australian bomb disposal experts


Two bomb disposal workers – one from the UK and one from Australia – have died after an explosion in the Solomon Islands.

Stephen “Luke” Atkinson and his Australian colleague Trent Lee worked for Norwegian People’s Aid, which helps remove undetonated ordinance left over from the Pacific front of the Second World War.

It has not been made clear if the pair were trying to defuse a device when they died on Sunday evening in the city of Honiara.

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Source: Sky News