World War II bomb defused in Dresden, evacuating 15,000 people

In the east of Germany, in Dresden, during construction work, an unexploded bomb from the Second World War was found. Before starting work on neutralization, local authorities evacuated 15 thousand people. Today, April 15, at 14:18 local time (15:18 Moscow time), the bomb was defused, said Bild Dresden police spokesman Marco Laske.

A 250-kilogram unexploded American bomb was discovered yesterday, April 14, during construction work on Zwickauer Strasse.

Before proceeding with the neutralization, emergency services determined the area for the evacuation of the population. According to local authorities, 15,000 people were forced to leave their homes, including residents of two nursing homes.

Temporary detention centers were set up for people who might not wait out the bomb defusing period with friends and relatives. They gathered regarding 400 people, reports Bild.

In addition, the Dresden Steam Locomotive Festival was canceled due to the discovery of the bomb. Several train and bus flights were delayed during the clearance operation, the newspaper reports.

Erdni Kagaltynov

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