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12:30, 15 April 2019

Authorities detonate World War II bomb found in Frankfurt river

AKIPRESS.COM - A WWII bomb found by firefighters taking part in a diving exercise in a river in Frankfurt, Germany, was safely detonated Sunday, CNN reports. 

The 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb was discovered in Frankfurt's Main River, a tributary of the Rhine, on Friday. Around 600 residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts detonated the bomb early Sunday.

People lined the river away from the explosion site and watched as large spout of water shot up out of the river when the bomb was detonated.

In 2017, 60,000 people were evacuated as authorities defused a much larger British bomb, a 1.4-ton HC 4000 air mine, that was found at a Frankfurt construction site.

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