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30-year-old dynamite found in trunk

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in Virginia said they destroyed five sticks of 30-year-old dynamite that had spent years in the trunk of a broken-down vehicle.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department said the homeowner had used dynamite for land clearing before retiring and had forgotten the dynamite was stored in the trunk of the vehicle in his back yard until he rediscovered it Monday morning, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday.

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The fire department said the dynamite was waterlogged and had lost its original potency, but it was burned by the city's bomb squad as a precaution.

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