Experts defuse World War II bomb in Germany

Joris Nieuwint

More than 10,000 people were evacuated from a residential neighbourhood in the German city of Potsdam after the discovery of an unexploded 250 kilogram (550-pound) bomb from World War II in the yard of a house.

The residents were able to return to their homes after being kept away for several hours on Friday as experts successfully defused the bomb.

Even almost 70 years after the end of the war, there are still estimated to be tens of thousands of unexploded bombs lying underground in Germany.

In August, authorities in Munich were unable to defuse a 250 kg bomb and had to detonate it in place. The explosion blew out the windows of many nearby buildings and caused several fires.



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