(BERLIN) — Two World Struggle II bombs had been efficiently defused within the western German metropolis of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after 1000’s of individuals had been evacuated from the encircling space, officers mentioned.
The bombs had been 250-kilogram (330-pound) American and British bombs. Authorities initially thought that they had detected 4 bombs, however later clarified that solely two had been discovered.
Authorities had evacuated two hospitals and opened colleges for residents who needed to depart their houses. Metropolis officers had requested about 14,000 folks to go away the areas the place the bombs had been buried.
The town’s practice station had additionally been shut down and trains had been rerouted. Earlier than specialists defused the 2 bombs, helicopters patrolled overhead to make sure everybody had evacuated.
Virtually 75 years after the top of the battle, unexploded bombs are often present in Germany. Disposing of them typically entails large-scale evacuations as a precaution.