Artillery shells of WWII found in school yard in western Ukraine

More than 100 artillery shells dating back to the World War II have been found in a school yard in Ternopil in western Ukraine and moved to a safe place for disposal, the Ternopil regional State Emergency Service (SES) said on its official website Wednesday.

On Sept. 17, at around 6 pm local time, eight shells were found during an excavation on the territory of a local school. SES specialists were called to the scene to identify the dangerous findings. As it turned out that these were 76 mm caliber artillery shells dating back to the Second World War.

Some 96 more shells were discovered at the same territory on Wednesday morning by the Special-Purpose Emergency Rescue Squad which is currently working at the territory of the school.

The classes were cancelled and the national police were guarding the perimeter while the excavation works continued.

The search for unexploded ordnance is still ongoing.