An unexploded 250 kg World War II-era bomb triggered the evacuation of Polish citizens. Photos/Illustrations
WARSAW – A bomb with a size large enough era World War II unexploded ones found in the city of Wroclaw, Poland forcing the evacuation of thousands of local residents.
A 250 kilogram bomb was found near a railway overpass in the city in southwestern Poland in the midst of construction work.
Reporting from the Associated Press, Friday (26/5/2023), the Polish armed forces said the bomb was a type of SC-250 aerial bomb belonging to Germany in World War II.
The discovery of a large enough bomb triggered the evacuation of 2,500 local residents. The municipality arranged for buses to take residents to safety while bomb squads worked to defuse the bomb at the scene.
In addition, according to Polish media reports, rail traffic was suspended until the bombs were removed.
Local police spokeswoman Aleksandra Freus told local television station tvN24 that not all residents agreed to leave their homes and authorities could not force them to do so.
Police issued a public call to evacuate, citing the threat to human health and life caused by unexploded ordnance.
During World War II, Wroclaw was called the city of Breslau under German rule. The city witnessed heavy fighting and widespread destruction, which came from heavy Soviet bombardment before Germany’s eventual surrender.
The city became part of Poland when the borders were redrawn after the war, with the defeated Germany being forced to give up its territory.
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