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Experts explode WWII bomb in Leipzig

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Experts explode WWII bomb in Leipzig
The explosion in Leipzig on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA
15:19 CEST+02:00
A bomb dropped by the US Air Force on Leipzig during World War II was blown up on Thursday morning. It was discovered on Wednesday night near the east German city’s main train station and the explosion was captured in these dramatic pictures.

Bomb disposal experts from Dresden blew up the explosive shortly before 10.30am.

The 75-kilo bomb was found during building work on Wednesday and it could not be defused so was blown up instead.

Around 300 people had to leave their homes as police set up a 500 metre cordon around the site. Train services also had to be cancelled. “It was a bit chaotic,” a police spokesman said, but added everything went to plan. 

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