Over 50,000 people will be evacuated on Christmas Day in the German city of Augsburg after the discovery of a large World War 2 bomb in a residential area – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Over 50,000 people will be evacuated on Christmas Day in the German city of Augsburg after the discovery of a large World War 2 bomb in a residential area




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Nearly 54,000 residents in the German city of Augsburg face disruption to their Christmas Day plans, after an UXB (Unexploded Bomb) was found in their midst.

A 1.8-tonne explosive device, identified to be of British origin, was found in an unspecified location in Augsburg’s city centre area. As a result, thousands of residents will be evacuated while ordnance disposal experts work on defusing the device.

UXBs are not an uncommon find across Germany, after Allied aerial forces dropped thousands of tons worth of ordnance on German soil during World War 2. Many of these bombs failed to detonate and some may remain undiscovered for decades.

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