UK: Unexploded WWII ordnance are discovered on Southend beach

An Essex beach was closed for several hours today after suspected WWII ordnance was washed up on the the sand.

The Coastguard closed off a section of Chalkwell Beach in Westcliff, near Southend, Essex, after the WWII-era munitions were discovered.

It is the second time in a week that explosives were recovered from the beach, requiring a response from the Army bomb disposal unit.

The beach was closed as a precaution in case the bombs were still live to prevent possible injury and death.

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Source: MailOnline