World War II bomb defused in Germany after 18,500 evacuated
2018-08-27, 12:29 PM,
A German bomb disposal team on Sunday (Aug 26) successfully defused an unexploded World War II bomb that had forced the evacuation of 18,500 people in the city of Ludwigshafen.

The 500kg aerial bomb, thought to have been dropped by American forces, was discovered during construction work earlier in the week.

"Good news: the bomb has been defused! Citizens may return to their homes," the city of Ludwigshafen said on its official Twitter feed.

It also posted a picture of the freshly unearthed, corroded bomb, strapped to a pallet before being removed from the area.

The authorities in the western city had ordered all those living within a 1km radius of the bomb site to leave their homes from 8am (0600 GMT) as a precaution ahead of the defusing operation.

It took the bomb squad just over an hour to complete the delicate task, and the all-clear was given shortly after 2pm.

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the intense Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.

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2018-08-27, 12:31 PM,
I can't believe how many WWII bombs are still found nowadays. Shock
2018-08-27, 12:38 PM,
That is just a lot of bombs out their
2018-08-27, 12:46 PM,
The bomb has been defused, Counter terrorists win

Counter stike days!! Grin
2018-08-27, 01:16 PM,
This happens a lot in Germany.
2018-08-27, 01:39 PM,
Thank God. Its an enormous lives were safe.
2018-08-27, 03:05 PM,
Well alls well that ends well.
2018-08-27, 03:46 PM,
(2018-08-27, 12:46 PM)Elites_Mate Wrote: The bomb has been defused, Counter terrorists win

Counter stike days!! Grin

Haha! The defusers literally felt this

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