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    A cautionary tale: Why you should never take work home

    An Australian man and a British man working to identify unexploded World War II bombs in the Solomon Islands have been killed in a blast in the capital Honiara.

    Australian Trent Lee and Briton Luke Atkinson died in a rented apartment in Tasahe in West Honiara between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday night, Solomons police and their aid agency have confirmed.

    Both men were bomb specialists working for an overseas-funded project that maps unexploded bomb sites for later disposal by specialist police teams.


    Following the blast, residents rushed to the scene to find the men seriously injured, the Solomons Star newspaper reported. They were rushed to Honiara's National Referral Hospital.


    One of the men died at the scene while the other was confirmed dead at the hospital.


    Australian bomb specialist killed in Solomon Islands blast | SBS News
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    At least they had a blast working . . .

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    From what I read, the explosion occurred in their apartment, and several other UXOs were also found in the remains of that apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    From what I read, the explosion occurred in their apartment, and several other UXOs were also found in the remains of that apartment.
    Hence the title about bringing home work with you . . . what an odd thing to do in this case

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