Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach
 

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to make US landfall in more than a decade, has unearthed civil war cannonballs on a beach in South Carolina, officials say.
A bomb squad was called after the historic ammunition was uncovered on Folly Beach on Sunday.
Residents nearby were warned that they might hear a small boom as the area is made safe.
The first shots of the civil war were fired at nearby Fort Sumter in 1861.
The cannonballs could not immediately be reached because of rising tides but operatives will get to work when the ocean level drops, Charleston County Sheriff spokesman... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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