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Munich ‘World War II bomb’ explodes near train station, injures four

MUNICH – CNN reports an explosion from a residual bomb dropped from a World War II-era bomber. near a busy train station in Munich, Bavaria, southeastern Germany. On Wednesday, Dec. 1 local time, four people were injured.

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Fire brigades and policemen work at the site of a bomb explosion close to the main railway station in Munich, southern Germany, on December 1, 2021. – According to media reports, four persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a Word War II bomb exploded as works were under way at a construction site close to the railway station. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

Carolin Schrott, spokesman for the Munich Police. in an interview with CNN that The explosion occurred after drilling was carried out during construction near the Donnersbergerbrücke train station. (Donnersbergerbruecke), which caused the explosion. Emergency personnel left the scene in the afternoon, and the train resumed running.

The cause was caused by a residual bomb dropped from a bomber. and there is no danger outside the area

A regional train stands on the rails as fire brigades and policemen work at the site of a bomb explosion close to the main railway station in Munich, southern Germany, on December 1, 2021. – According to media reports, four persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a Word War II bomb exploded as works were under way at a construction site close to the railway station. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

There is no further information on the types of such bombs. But weapons dating back to World War II of this nature have occurred several times in Germany. Reuters reported that More than 70 years after the end of the war, about 2,000 tons of bombs and munitions were still found in the country.

According to official estimates, 15 percent of World War II-era bombs have not exploded. and in some cases buried about 6 meters underground.

A regional train stands on the rails as fire brigades and policemen work at the site of a bomb explosion close to the main railway station in Munich, southern Germany, on December 1, 2021. – According to media reports, four persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a Word War II bomb exploded as works were under way at a construction site close to the railway station. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

Back in June 2019 residents of Albac south of the country had to wake up early one day after a sudden explosion It formed a crater 10 meters wide and 4 meters deep in a field. Police later said the cause was almost certainly caused by a WWII bomb.

Police also detonated an unexploded World War II-era bomb weighing 500 kg in Berlin. In April 2018 and in September In 2019, nearly 60,000 people in Frankfurt had to be evacuated after an unexploded World War II bomb weighing 1,500 kg was discovered.

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