A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich.
The detonation happened shortly before 22:00 local time (20:00
GMT) in the Schwabing district and was heard across the city, local
media report. There are reports that sparks from the explosion caused
the roofs of some neighbouring buildings to catch fire.
The bomb was discovered on Monday night by building workers at the site of an old bar that was being demolished.
2,500 residents were evacuated from the area closest to the bomb, with
others living further away being told to stay in their homes. Experts
decided it was not possible to make the device safe because of its
unusual fuse, which operated by means of a chemical
reaction rather than the mechanical device that many Allied World War II
bombs used. The bomb was described as a
Tags: bomb, ww2, detonation, explosion, american, aerial, plane, munich, germany, long period delay detonator, schwabing, München,
Location: Munich, Bayern, Germany (load item map)
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