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WorldWorld War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river

06:35  15 april  2019
06:35  15 april  2019 Source:   bbc.com

World War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river

World War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river Some 600 people are evacuated from parts of the German city as experts explode a device underwater.

A World War Two -era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt , causing water to spurt high into the air, German media report. Some 600 people were evacuated from parts of the city as bomb disposal experts got to work at about 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday.

A World War Two -era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt , causing water to spurt high into the air, German media report. Some 600 people were evacuated from parts of the city as bomb disposal experts got to work at about 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday.

World War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river© @MartinMarinov1/Twitter The 250kg (550lb) device was detonated underwater early on Sunday A World War Two-era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt, causing water to spurt high into the air, German media report.

Some 600 people were evacuated from parts of the city as bomb disposal experts got to work at about 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday.

Following the explosion, divers were sent to check that the device was safe.

The bomb was discovered on Tuesday in Frankfurt's River Main, German news agency dpa reports.

Divers with the city's fire service were participating in a routine training exercise when they found the 250kg (550lb) device.

World War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river

World War Two bomb detonated in Frankfurt river Some 600 people are evacuated from parts of the German city as experts explode a device underwater.

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A World War Two -era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt , causing water to spurt high into the air, German media report. Read more here.

An image posted on social media showed what appeared to be a large water fountain jetting into the air between two bridges.

It is not uncommon for bombs and other war munitions to turn up in Germany.

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Some 600 people were evacuated from their homes in the old city of Frankfurt so specialists could remove a World War II -era bomb that was discovered in the Main River .

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