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A bomb from World War II forces the evacuation of 11,000 people in Germany.

Authorities in Essen, western Germany, were forced to evacuate 11,000 people. The evacuation took place on Wednesday, October 13. The evacuation took place after the discovery of an unusually large WWII bomb.

The bomb was discovered on Tuesday in the Stoppenberg district. The bomb disposal operation also saw 27,000 people affected. These people had to follow strict air protection protocols while the bomb was defused.

According to some reports, the bomb was successfully defused on Wednesday evening. The evacuees were taken care of by the support services of the municipal authorities. The evacuees were able to return to their homes a few hours later.

German officials explained: “In terms of both explosive power and the resulting size of the restricted areas, this is the largest deactivation that has been carried out in Essen to date. “

The unusually large WWII bomb had three detonators attached to the device. When construction work takes place in Germany, it is not uncommon to find explosive devices that have been left over from the past.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Previously, she worked in the NHS for 15 years until moving to Spain in 2018. She enjoys the Spanish way of life, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains of Almeria, where she enjoys being part of a rural community made up of expatriates and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.



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