Hanskhali (WB), Apr 17 (PTI) Two bombs of the World War II era were found when workers were digging a pond at a village in Nadia district of West Bengal.

The bombs are 50 inches in length and 38 inches in diameter, a police officer said today.

“The two bombs seem to be of the World War II period.

We have informed the Army for necessary action,” the officer said.

Armymen came from Kolkata, around 100 km from here, and inspected the bombs yesterday, he said adding that they would take it away after getting permission from the authorities concerned.

A pond was being dug at Chhoto Chupria village under Hanskhali police station area on Saturday when two large cylinder-like objects were found. The cylinders resemble bombs used during the World War II.

The police recovered the bombs and kept them under pile of sand in the compound of Hanskhali police station.

An official of Nadia district administration said, in the early 1940s, an area which is now Kalyani city, used to be known as Roosevelt Town and an US airbase was located there.

Kalyani is around 40 km from Hanskhali.

It is possible that the two bombs belonged to that airbase, the police officer said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.