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Evacuating Frankfurt before Disposal of WWII-era Bomb

Evacuating Frankfurt before Disposal of WWII-era Bomb

An unexploded wartime bomb has forced around 60,000 people from their homes in Frankfurt - Germany's biggest evacuation since World War II.

Patients at two different hospitals, including several newborns, as well as elderly people from 10 homes had to be moved to safety on Saturday, according to police and firefighters in Frankfurt.

About 21,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes and workplaces in the western city of Koblenz as a precaution before specialists attempt to defuse the 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) US bomb Saturday afternoon.

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The operation will take at least 12 hours, with evacuees having left their homes at around 8am this morning local time.

The massive bomb was discovered last week in a leafy suburb of the city; an area home to numerous city's wealthiest residents.

"This bomb has more than 1.4 tonnes of explosives", Frankfurt fire chief Reinhard Ries said. In July, a kindergarten was evacuated after teachers discovered an unexploded World War Two bomb on a shelf among some toys.

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The bomb, which was dropped by the British during Allied bombing campaigns, is an aerial mine HC 4000, weighing 1.4 tonnes, reports Efe news.

And, although it's not unusual for live bombs and munition to be uncovered in Germany - 2,000 tonnes are found each year, even under buildings - it's rare for them to be so large and found in such a sensitive position.

Roads and transport systems will also be closed, and air traffic in the evacuation zone may be affected.

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