South West Wales

Burry Port beach reopens after washed-up mine is blown up

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Media captionThe moment when a military mine which washed up on a Carmarthenshire beach was detonated

A military mine which washed up on a Carmarthenshire beach has been detonated in a controlled explosion.

A 1,000 m (3,200 ft) exclusion zone was put in place at West Beach at Burry Port after the device was spotted on Monday morning.

Members of the Royal Navy bomb disposal team were called to deal with the mine, which was found by council rangers.

Dyfed-Powys Police tweeted on Monday evening to say the device had been blown up and the beach had reopened.

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police
Image caption The mine was blown up by members of the Royal Navy bomb disposal team
Image copyright Carmarthenshire County Council
Image copyright Carmarthenshire County Council

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