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WWII-era bomb near Munich train station is denoted by Tunnel Work

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  • Four people were injured when an aircraft bomb exploded at a bridge near Munich’s busy central station on Wednesday, police stated on Twitter, seeing the number of wounded.
  • . More than 2,000 tonnes of bombs and ammunition are discovered every year in Germany, more than 70 years after World War II.

Four people were injured when an aircraft bomb exploded at a bridge near Munich’s busy central station on Wednesday, police stated on Twitter, seeing the number of wounded.

The Munich fire brigade said that one was injured.

More than 2,000 tonnes of bombs and ammunition are discovered every year in Germany, more than 70 years after World War II.

British and American warplanes battered the country with 1.5 million tonnes of bombs which killed 600,000 people. Officers estimated that 15 percent of the bombs failed to break out, few were buried six meters deep in the ground.

The explosion took place as the site was being drilled to construct a tunnel, police said.

“There is zero danger outside this area,” police said.

Explosives officials were summoned to the site to examine the remains of the bomb, the fire brigade said.

According to rail operator Deutsche Bahn, rail travel to and from the central train station was suspended due to the blast. It wasn’t clear when rail traffic would start again.

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World War II bombs were discovered during construction work in Germany and were defused by experts or destroyed in explosions.

Three police experts in Goettingen were killed in 2010 to defuse a 1,000-pound bomb, and in 2014 a construction employee in Euskirchen was killed when his power shovel struck a buried 4,000-pound (1814 kilograms) bomb. In 1994, 3 Berlin construction workers were killed in the same incident. A fireball lit up the sky, causing millions of euros to destroy 17 buildings when officials had to detonate a deteriorated 500-pound (227 kilograms) bomb. In 2015, a 1,000-pound bomb ripped a three-meter-deep hole in a motorway near Offenbach in central Germany.

Source-CTV News

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