Sunday, December 4, 2011

City being evacuated for WWII bomb removal from Rhine

[ BBC Europe ] 3 Dec

About 45,000 residents of the German city of Koblenz are being evacuated as work begins to defuse a World War II bomb found in the River Rhine. Everyone living within a 2km (1.25 mile) radius of the bomb site has been ordered to leave the area.
WW-II bomb in Rhine (Photo: BBC)
The 1.8 tonne bomb - dropped by the Royal Air Force (RAF) - was uncovered after water levels in the Rhine fell significantly as a result of a prolonged dry spell.
Experts will defuse the bomb on Sunday.


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