Magdeburg, Germany – Thousands Leave Homes As WWII Bomb Shuts City

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    A WWII bomb is shown under floodlights after a successful defusing in Magdeburg, Germany, 24 October 2013. A radius of 800 meters of parts of the city center of Magdeburg had to be evacuated during the operation to difuse the US Army Second World War bomb.  EPA/JENS WOLFMagdeburg, Germany – A bomb disposal team found the half-tonne bomb while carrying out checks at a building site at Damaschkeplatz square.

    City authorities then announced they would carry out a controlled explosion on Thursday evening and ordered thousands of people in the surrounding area to leave their homes.

    A nearby nursing home and hospital are also being evacuated.

    City authorities have advised residents to pack any necessary medication, as well as identity documents, health insurance cards, mobile phones and money before leaving their homes.

    And there will be massive disruption to public transport services throughout Thursday. Those planning on travelling through Magdeburg by train are advised to check their travel company’s website for regular updates.

    Large parts of Magdeburg were destroyed during the World War Two and several bombs have been discovered there. However large-scale discoveries in the city centre have become increasingly rare.

    Torsten Kresse, director of operations of the explosive ordnance disposal service in Saxony-Anhalt, examines a bomb after a successful defusing in Magdeburg, Germany, 24 October 2013. A radius of 800 meters of parts of the city center of Magdeburg had to be evacuated during the operation to difuse the US Army Second World War bomb.  EPA/JENS WOLF

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