Bomb disposal experts have defused an unexploded WW2 bomb near Berlin's main railway station. The device was discovered by construction workers on Tuesday night. Some nearby residents were evacuated and trains diverted.
Evacuation measures have affected thousands in the German capital as authorities defused a World War II bomb. With Berlin's main station in the evacuation area, there were major disruptions to traffic.
A lot of unexploded bombs are buried in German cities, decades after WWII. And they're getting more dangerous - not less - over time. The hope is that lasers and 3D modeling will avoid another 'Munich 2012' scenario.
An 800-meter area will be evacuated on Friday morning to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram World War II bomb. Police said there was no immediate danger from the unexploded device.
Air traffic above the German capital was thrown into chaos by the discovery of an unexploded bomb. Flights were diverted to Berlin's unfinished airport.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version