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Thousands of guns, swords, bullets found buried at Tokyo school

AFP  |  Tokyo 

Some 3,000 pieces of military equipment, including guns, swords and grenades believed to date back to World War II have been found buried at a elementary school, officials said today.

Construction workers found the weapons last month when they excavated the grounds of in the city of in metropolitan to build a new storehouse.

The weapons included 1,400 firearms, 1,200 swords, eight grenades and 302 bullets.

"We were totally surprised to be informed about the discovery," said Masaki Fujisawa, a "The items are all rusted away and nothing can be used anymore."

"I suspect they were buried during or after the war but we will investigate the case," Fujisawa told AFP.

reports said the weapons may have been discarded after surrendered in 1945.

Unexploded bombs and weapons are still occasionally found in Japan, more than 70 years after the conflict ended.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:55 IST