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Frankfurt defuses 500kg World War II bomb


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About 13,000 residents got evacuated on Sunday in Frankfurt due to defusion of an unexploded World War II bomb.

The British bomb that weighed 500-kilogramme was found on a construction site on Thursday, said the emergency services.

A 700-metre (half-mile) evacuation radius was set up in the west of the city centre.

75 years post-world war but Germany still finds unexploded ordnance. They are usually found during construction. 


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At the beginning of 2020, seven World War II bombs were defused in Berlin.

Sizeable bombs have also been defused in Cologne and Dortmund this year.

 In 2017, the discovery of a 1.4-tonne bomb in Frankfurt prompted the evacuation of 65,000 people -- the largest such operation since the end of the war in Europe in 1945.


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