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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

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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. 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 bomb dropped by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II was safely detonated Sunday in a Frankfurt river . 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

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.

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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. 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 WWII bomb found by firefighters taking part in a diving exercise in a river in Frankfurt , Germany, was safely detonated Sunday.

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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A World War Two -era US bomb has been detonated in a river in Frankfurt , causing water to spurt high into the air. Axar.az reports citing foreign media. 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.

American bomb weighing 250kg, which had been dropped during World War II, was detonated by specialists in the River Main. Around 600 people were evacuated

Last year, German police defused a World War Two bomb in central Berlin, after some 10,000 people were evacuated.

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