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.
An aging chemical detonator caused a World War II bomb in western Germany to explode without an external trigger. The resulting crater had some residents mistaking the blast for a meteor.
Defusing bombs dropped over Germany during World War II is Horst Lenz's calling. He is summoned around 1,000 times a year to clear explosive devices. Lenz is guided by Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong, will.
An area around Frankfurt Zoo and the European Central Bank has been evacuated so a 500-kilogram American bomb can be defused. Some 16,500 people were told to leave, including residents of a nursing home.
A World War II bomb has been found and defused near the German capital's famous Alexanderplatz. Authorities say they were able to safely destroy the 100-kilogram behemoth's detonator.
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