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WWII bomb detonated in Munich

An unexploded bomb from the second World War was found at a building site in Munich and a bomb disposal team was called in to detonate it.

Overnight, 2,500 residents were evacuated from the area closest to the bomb, with others living further away being told to stay in their homes.

Experts decided it was not possible to make the device safe because of its unusual fuse, which operated by means of a chemical reaction rather than the mechanical device that many Allied World War II bombs used.

The bomb was described as a highly explosive, a 550lb (250kg) device dropped by the Americans.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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