On Thursday, a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) British bomb was detected at a building site in the financial capital of Germany, the emergency services said. As earlier, WW2 ‘earthquake’ bomb explodes in Poland during an attempt to defuse it.
In Frankfurt on Sunday, almost 13,000 people were evacuated as experts defused an unexploded World War II bomb, local emergency services reported.
On Thursday, a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) British bomb was detected at a building site in the financial capital of Germany, the emergency services said.
In the west of the city center, a 700-meter (half-mile) evacuation zone was built up in an area that included a variety of old people’s homes, heating and internet utilities, and Deutsche Bahn’s national rail operator facilities.
Because of coronavirus constraints, the work was scheduled to proceed into the evening, the authorities said. Some 75 years after the war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, often uncovered during construction work.
Earlier this year, experts defused seven World War II bombs found on the future location of Tesla’s first European factory, just outside Berlin. Sizeable bombs have also been defused in Cologne and Dortmund this year.
The presence of a 1.4-ton bomb in Frankfurt in 2017 led 65,000 people to be evacuated — the largest such operation since the end of the war in Europe in 1945.