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Euskirchen Friday Photo: EPA
Euskirchen Friday Photo: EPA
 
 

1 dead as World War II bomb explodes in Germany

Across Germany, Unexploded World War II-era bombs are still discovered. Though rarely ending in death or injury, such bomb uncovered Friday claims life, injures several

Associated Press
Published: 01.03.14, 20:23 / Israel News

Police say a World War II bomb has exploded during construction work in a western German town, killing one person and wounding at least eight others.

 

 

The dpa news agency reported that police in Euskirchen, near Bonn, said the driver of a bulldozer was killed in Friday's explosion. Two people were seriously injured and six others suffered lighter injuries.  

 

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Unexploded World War II-era bombs are still discovered frequently in Germany, though it's relatively rare for those finds to result in death or injury.

 

Euskirchen, Friday (Photo: EPA)
Euskirchen, Friday (Photo: EPA)

Euskirchen, Friday (Photo: EPA)
Euskirchen, Friday (Photo: EPA)
 

In November 2013, more than 20,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the west German city of Dortmund, as authorities prepared to defuse a massive bomb left over from World War II.

 

The 4,000-pound (1,800-kilogram) bomb was discovered after experts analyzed old aerial photographs while searching for unexploded ordnance dropped by Allied aircraft over Germany's industrial Ruhr region.

 

A similar bomb found in 2011 prompted the evacuation of some 45,000 people in the city of Koblenz along the Rhine river.

 

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