Unexploded WWII bombs removed outside George Clooney’s Italian home

Published on April 30th, 2010 | by Admin


A cache of unexploded WWII munitions has been removed from Lake Como, just outside of George Clooney’s property.

A fisherman discovered the explosives, which were submerged in the lake just metres away from the actor’s Italian villa, the Daily Mail reported. The fisherman called Italian authorities, who sent a team to remove the weapons.

More than 200 kilograms of unexploded bombs, hand grenades and mortars were safely removed from the site, the paper said, noting that Clooney was not home at the time.

Clooney bought Villa Oleandra in 2002: a sprawling property that features a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a private jetty.

Clooney, who is known for his quirky sense of humour, laughed off the bomb scare.

“This is not the first bomb I’ve experienced,” he said in a statement released by his representatives.

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