NewsEuropeHundreds of people evacuated after the location of a World War II bomb in Heidelberg, Germany

Hundreds of people evacuated after the location of a World War II bomb in Heidelberg, Germany

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The authorities of the German city of Heidelberg, in the southwest of the country, have begun the evacuation of hundreds of people with a view to the removal and deactivation of a World War II bomb found during construction work near the main railway station. town train.

“During construction work in Bahnstadt, a World War II bomb was found in the area of ​​Europa Square and Max Jarecki Street,” the local police said in a statement on its website. Thus, he has said that the agents are “blocking the area, which causes traffic delays and diversions.”

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“The bomb services are on their way to the place to make decisions about the next steps,” he said, adding that “affected residents are being contacted by the Police and Fire Brigade, while some of the adjacent facilities have already been evacuated”.

According to the information collected by the German news agency DPA, the bomb squads have established a security zone of 50 meters around the bomb, weighing 250 kilograms. After the end of World War II, numerous unactivated bombs have been found in the country, although they are normally dismantled without major incidents.

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