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US News Italian city evacuates 54,000 people over unexploded WW2 bomb

10:15  16 december  2019
10:15  16 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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MILAN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Around 54 , 000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World Corriere della Sera daily said the operation was the biggest peacetime evacuation in Italy , with more than 60% of the city 's residents forced to

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a castle on top of a building: Around 54,000 people have been evacuated from Brindisi in Apulia © Other Around 54,000 people have been evacuated from Brindisi in Apulia

Around 54,000 people were evacuated from an Italian city as experts worked to defuse a British Second World War bomb, authorities have said.

The evacuation in the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday saw more than 60% of the city's residents forced to vacate a "red zone" in a radius of 1,617 metres (5,305ft) from where the bomb was found.

Local newspaper Corriere della Sera said the operation was the biggest peacetime evacuation in Italy.

The British bomb, believed to have been dropped on the city in 1941, is one metre long and contains 40kg of dynamite, authorities said.

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MILAN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Around 54 , 000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to It was found by chance last month during refurbishment works at a cinema theater. The city 's airport, train station, two hospitals and a prison were shut down

Around 54 , 000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb , authorities said. The city ’s airport, train station, two hospitals and a prison were shut down and evacuated as part of the operation, which authorities

It was found by chance last month during a refurbishment works at a cinema theatre.

Brindisi's airport, train station, two hospitals and a prison were shut down and evacuated as part of the operation. The operation was expected to be completed on Sunday.

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