VIDEO: Experts detonate washed-up WWII mine

Bomb experts from the Icelandic Coast Guard took this video of an unexploded World War II mine being detonated on the coast of the Álftafjörður fjord in North-West Iceland on Monday.

Mines of this type are not uncommon in this part of the country and, according to bomb expert Sigurður Ásgrímsson, this one is most probably from World War II and has likely been lying in the sand for decades.

The Icelandic Coast Guard advises anybody happening across such mines to proceed with caution and to inform them of the find immediately.

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