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WWII bomb found and safely detonated in Frankfurt, Germany

An undetonated bomb from World War Two was found in Frankfurt, Germany, and successfully defused.

On Thursday, Frankfurt Emergency services as well as the City of Frankfurt released a statement regarding a 250-kilogram World War Two bomb found in the Main river near the Alte Brücke bridge.

According to the release, the Frankfurt fire brigade discovered the aerial bomb during a practice dive in the river.

On Sunday morning, around 600 residents in the nearby area were evacuated in preparation for the disarmament, or rather the detonation, of the bomb.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. in Frankfurt on Sunday, the bomb was defused in glorious fashion with a massive geyser rocketing more than 30-metres into the air.

Frankfurt Police say that the underwater detonation was necessary due to an inability to remove the bomb, adding that “before the actual demolition several small explosive charges were ignited, for example, to drive fish and other aquatic animals” (translated from German).

Residents who were evacuated were let back into their homes shortly after the detonation when the area had been deemed safe to reenter.



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