World War II mine safely detonated off Cork coast

A World War II sea mine which was found off the coast of West Cork today has been safely detonated.

The live device, which was designed to take out submarines, was discovered this morning by a local fishing vessel.

Navy divers and the army bomb disposal unit have now carried out a controlled explosion of the mine, which was packed with up to 360 pounds of explosives.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said it was a dangerous operation.

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