Cleaning operatives working on the beach in La Herradura expressed their, “surprise and incredulity,” when they came across a class B explosive pertaining to the American military near to the town’s secondary school yesterday.
Staff from the Urbaser cleaning company were able to read a warning stuck to the device, which read that it shouldn’t be handled as it contained phosphorous and could cause burns and that if found the police or army should be called. The workers consequently alerted the local police and Guardia Civil who in turn called in Spain’s bomb disposal unit, TEDAX, whose nearest base is Granada city. TEDAX took the device to an open area where they performed a controlled explosion.
Security services have opened an investigation as to how the device ended up in La Herradura.