Manuel Kunzendorf from the eastern German state of Brandenburg has defused more than 600 bombs left over from World War II. But last year, he lost his left hand when an explosive went off. Now, after months in the hospital, he's returned to work.
People in Germany are no strangers to finding WWII unexploded bombs in gardens or construction sites. Although it happens regularly, one man's relaxed approach to disposing of his find alarmed authorities.
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An aerial World War II bomb partially exploded during an attempt to defuse it in the eastern city of Dresden. Bomb disposals are routine in Germany and rarely involve accidents.
The extreme heat pummeling Germany has helped unearth World War II bombs as water levels drop where battles were once fought. Police have warned against touching the grenades, mines and other possibly live explosives.
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