The operation is common but still impressive. Some 12,800 people were evacuated on Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital, to allow the defusing of a British 500 kg bomb dating from World War II. At midday, the police were still making sure that all the inhabitants concerned had left the place, relates the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The bomb was found at a construction site in the Gallus district and the site had to be cordoned off within 700 m due to the damage the device could cause if it were to explode. Due to the restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the operation could take time and continue into the evening, according to the authorities who have set up a coordination unit.
Germany remains littered with unexploded bombs that are often found on construction sites, 75 years after the end of World War II.
65,000 evacuated in 2017
Seven bombs were thus defused this year after having been discovered on the first European site Tesla of electric cars which should be born near Berlin in 2021. Others were it this year in Cologne (west) and Dortmund ( Where is).
In 2017, the discovery in Frankfurt of a 1.4-ton bomb caused the evacuation of 65,000 people, the largest evacuation operation in Europe since 1945.
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