WATCH: Bomb squad detonate explosive device on Benalmadena beach

WATCH: Bomb squad detonate explosive device on Benalmadena beach
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AN explosive device washed ashore on Benalmadena beach was detonated by the National Police bomb squad this evening, Wednesday, March 3.

The area next to the Sunset Beach Hotel in Benalmadena Costa, Malaga, was cordoned off at around 5.45pm, after the explosive device was found.


The Tedax bomb squad officers identified it as an US naval flare with a high explosive content, used for military purposes.

It was washed ashore on Torrevigia Beach. As well as the National Police, the Local Police, fire department and paramedics attended the scene.

The explosive device was detonated in a controlled manner which posed no danger to people in the area at around 8.30pm. The unusual find had gathered curious crowds along the seafront promenade.

The device found on the beach

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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