Defuse delayed: Air bomb found in Hamburg-Wandsbek



The 1000-pound bomb was discovered during construction. The ordinance service is already on site.


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August 22, 2018, 8:42 PM
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Hamburg | Defusing the bomb from World War II in Hamburg-Wandsbek has been delayed. According to the fire department on Wednesday evening, the evacuation of the restricted zone is still underway. According to the police, the originally planned 19 clock disarmament also delayed because some people had refused to leave the restricted area. The nearly 500 kilos American air bomb with two detonators was discovered during the construction in the afternoon.

No people may be within 300 meters during the defuse. For security reasons, outdoor areas of 300 to 600 meters are forbidden. According to the fire brigade about 7,200 people live in the entire area, about 1,000 of them in the inner exclusion zone. An emergency shelter in the Matthias-Claudius Gymnasium was established for affected residents.

Because of the planned dismantling had to be evacuated, including a shopping center and a nursing home. The number of hours after traffic was also significantly affected. So many roads were blocked, there were also disabilities on the S-Bahn lines S1 and S21 and the metro line 1. In addition, many bus lines had to be diverted according to Hochbahn.

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