Another Day, Another WWII-Era Bomb in Berlin

The discovery of unexploded munitions from World War II remains relatively commonplace in Germany, but this does not mean such incidents are taken lightly. Old bombs can still be deadly, so great care is taken to safely and properly defuse and dispose of them. Commuters in Berlin were reminded of this fact earlier this week, after a 220-lb (100-kg) Soviet bomb was found near a set of train tracks leading to the city’s main rail station. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the area, rail and air traffic was diverted, and abomb disposal team was brought in to defuse the device—which it managed to do without incident. More… Discuss


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