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More Than 50,000 Evacuated From German City After World War II Bombs Found

More Than 50,000 Evacuated From German City After World War II Bombs Found
Disarmed World War II bomb (AFP)

By    |   Saturday, 06 May 2017 08:46 PM

More than 50,000 people have been evacuated from the city of Hanover in Germany as bomb disposal teams work to defuse 13 unexploded World War II bombs, UPI reports. 

Two bombs were found during pre-construction work in the Vahrenwald district early Friday according to CNN, with five more uncovered by midday. Hanover was a major target for bombing from Allied forces during World War II.

Evacuees were told to leave their homes around 9 a.m. Saturday and were told they might not be able to return until Monday, according to CNN. Residents have been told to switch off electrical and gas appliances as a precaution and trains are being diverted from the area as an additional safety measure.

The operation comes within months of 54,000 people being evacuated in Augsburg after a 3.8 ton bomb was discovered in the area. 

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More than 50,000 people have been evacuated from the city of Hanover in Germany as bomb disposal teams work to defuse 13 unexploded World War II bombs, UPI reports.
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