Puerto Rico: Teenage tourist injured, sets off ‘live munition’ left by U.S. Navy

Posted on March 29, 2013 • Filed under: Puerto Rico, Tourist Injured, United-States

As covered by caribbean360.com, “A young tourist was injured after she picked up an old shell containing white phosphorous from a popular Puerto Rican beach, local authorities said on Friday. The live munition was said to have been dropped by the US Navy when it used the island of Culebra for bombing practice and other military activities from 1939 to 1975…White phosphorus is an incendiary agent often used in warfare to create smoke screens. It can also cause severe burns.” Read Article

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