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WW-II bomb found in Poland, 2,500 evacuated

WW-II bomb found in Poland, 2,500 evacuated

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Warsaw, May 26

A large unexploded bomb from World War II was discovered in the Polish city of Wroclaw, forcing the evacuation of 2,500 residents on Friday.

‘German aerial bomb’

  • The bomb weighing 250-kg was found near a railway overpass in Wroclaw
  • Poland’s armed forces said it was a German SC-250 aerial bomb from WW-II

The bomb weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds) was found near a railway overpass in the city in southwestern Poland during construction work. Poland’s armed forces said it was a German SC-250 aerial bomb from World War II.

The city organised buses to take the evacuated residents to a safe area while bomb removal experts worked at the scene. Train traffic also had to be halted, according to Polish media reports.

During World War II, Wroclaw was the German city of Breslau. It saw heavy fighting and widespread destruction, coming under heavy Soviet bombardment before Germany’s surrender.

The city became part of Poland when borders were redrawn after the war, with the defeated Germany forced to give up territory. — Reuters


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