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WWII bomb successfully defused in Nuremberg

English.news.cn   2013-12-11 20:32:16            

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The bomb from the Second World War at the Nuremberg central station has been successfully defused, the city authorities announced Wednesday.

It took the demolition master about an hour to remove the two igniters at both ends of the explosive device, which was discovered at a construction site, the city authority said.

Approximately 1,300 residents had to leave their homes and businesses, which surround the main railway station. The evacuation around the main railway station ran smoothly and efficiently, according to the operation headquarters.

Some 520 members from the police, fire and rescue department have taken part in the operation.

Nuremberg is the second-largest city in Bavaria. It was severely damaged in the Second World War. About The 90 percent of the medieval city center was destroyed after a systematic bombard.

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WWII bomb to cause closure at Nuremberg railway station

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The entire Nuremberg main railway station will be evacuated Wednesday morning after the discovery of a bomb from the Second World War, the south German city of Nuremberg announced Tuesday.

There will be no train traffic starting from 10 a.m. (0090 GMT) on Wednesday. Most of the traffic is to be diverted, the authority reminded.  Full story

 

 

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