There are 2,971 Veronese who will have to be evacuated for the defusing of a bomb, which concerns a radius of 330 meters. The bomb from World War II was found in Corso Venezia at street number 131, during work on a private construction site. After via Città di Nimes at the end of February, an area more or less the same size as the previous one, but with double the number of inhabitants, will now have to be evacuated. Following the discovery of the device, secured by the bomb squads of the 8 “Folgore” sapper regiment of Legnago, the imposing machine was immediately set in motion to organize the operations which, after a series of investigations in the coming days, it should presumably take place on Sunday 1 August.
In the evacuation activities of what has been called ‘Red Zone’, 40 local police officers, 30 civil protection volunteers as well as police forces will be employed, all coordinated by the Prefecture of Verona. The evacuation of the residents will take place from 7 to 9 in the morning, and then the removal of the bomb will begin. All the technical details will be announced by the prefecture in the coming days, to also confirm the date of the intervention. In addition to the residents, the nearby Milan-Venice railway line will also be affected with possible changes in the timetable of the lines, as well as any celebrations and ceremonies will have to be moved to the afternoon as operations are expected to end around 12.30.